Will 2022 finally bring answers about a missing South Jersey girl?
September will mark three years since Dulce Maria Alavez disappeared from a park in Bridgeton. A family spokeswoman says it’s time to bring Dulce home.
It is now hoped that a fresh look can identify new leads or find a clue that investigators have overlooked.
NJ.com reports that a new FBI agent has been assigned to the case and has met with Dulce’s mother, Noema Alavez Perez.
The reward for information in the case is $75,000, but she has done little to attract new leads to the case.
Alavez Perez was able to offer little information to investigators, but he reportedly cooperated with authorities.
In April, a former spokeswoman for the family said she no longer fulfills that role due to what she described as a “disturbing lack of emotion and motivation” shown by Alavez Perez to reunite with her. girl.
The Dulce case is still considered an active investigation. Last November, the Cumberland County prosecutor released an aging photo of what Dulce might look like today, and another appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
Investigators also had to repeatedly dispel rumors related to the case, including reports that the missing girl’s body had been found.
Brenda Trinidad is one of the volunteers helping Dulce’s family raise awareness about the case. She told NJ.com that they hoped to bring in outside organizations to review the existing evidence, but would need permission from law enforcement for that to happen. It is unclear whether investigators will grant this permission.
Investigators said they believe Dulce was abducted and it was a “crime of opportunity”, but all possibilities are still being explored due to a lack of evidence and solid leads in the case.
The DA thinks someone saw something or knows something that will help them solve this case, they just have to convince that person to come forward.
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