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Amber alert issued for missing 5-year-old South Jersey girl

BRIDGETON, NJ (Cumberland County) – An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 5-year-old Bridgeton girl who vanished from a park on Monday afternoon.

Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen in a Bridgeton City park playground shortly after 4:00 p.m.

Alavez is described as a Hispanic female , approximately 3’, 60-70 pounds, brown eyes, and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt (with an elephant), black and white pants and white shoes.

Detectives believe that Dulce was taken by a light-skinned Hispanic male, 5’6″ to 5’8″, thin build, no facial hair and facial acne, wearing orange sneakers, red pants and a black shirt.

The suspect was last seen leading Alavez from the Bridgeton City Park playground to a red van with a sliding side door and tinted windows at approximately 4:20 P.M. yesterday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2857, Bridgeton Police Department at 856-451-0033 or 911 immediately.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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