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Still no sign of missing Bridgeton girl months after her abduction

JANUARY 16, 2020 - 1:18 PM

Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio; inset: FBI

NORTHFIELD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — It's been four months since a 5-year-old girl was abducted from a Bridgeton park. The search continues as the FBI chimes in publicly for the first time about their role in the investigation.
The national Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) unit was dispatched from Quantico as soon as Bridgeton police called, some 24 hours after Dulce Alavez vanished. Agents insist they’d always want to be called in sooner rather than later.

That said, Atlantic City-based Special Agent in Charge Gregory Ehrie says they’re still following leads and combing enough video to fill the Library of Congress several times over.
"The family should keep up hope. We do," Ehrie said. "We want a recovery of that child and any missing child. So the community and the family should not give up hope."

Nor should they worry about talking to the feds, even though many may fear exposing their immigration status.

It’s safe to say agents have expanded the scope of the probe across the country and into Alavez's biological father’s home in Mexico, given the way these cases go at this point in time.

"It’s been four months, but that’s not to say that law enforcement and investigative agencies aren’t thoroughly working this case," said CARD unit national supervisor Christina Bedford. "A lot of things are happening behind the scenes. We just ask that the community be patient with us and come forward with any relevant information to help us work this case."

There’s history of victims being found alive months, even years after they’re abducted. How busy are investigators? They’re in touch with local law enforcement daily, and still following leads, their most important clue a composite sketch of a man seen leaving the park with the child.

Composite sketch
Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office

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