When the tormenting search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez reached her seventh Sunday with no apparent sign of the girl, dozens of people gathered for a candlelit vigil in the South Jersey park where she was missing.
One day after the police expanded their search for Dulce, Bridgeton Park, where her mother said she had been last seen, was largely quiet on Saturday afternoon. Two City Police cruisers were parked in a field just a short walk from the playground Dulce had eaten with her mother.
A woman watched as about four small children climbed in the same place as Dulce's mother climbers said her daughter hurried with her son Monday afternoon. Unlike the swarm of police officers who used to gather in the area, there were no obvious physical searches in the park on Saturday.
The police continued to ask everyone to provide information, saying that they were following all sorts of explanations about what had happened to Dulce. A Amber Alert, issued to the girl on Tuesday remained active and offered a total of $ 35,000 in rewards.
According to Amber Alert, the suspected detective Dulce was taken out of the park by a fresh-shaven Hispanic with a thin stature and acne, and the girl was put into a red van with sliding doors. He was described as between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8. The police also searched for a red van that might have been involved in the case. 2554 or the police of Bridgeton at 856-451-0033. Tips can also be sent to 1-800-CALL-FBI. Choose Option 4 and then Option 8.
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