Gov­er­nor urges those with info on miss­ing girl to come for­ward

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - — The Associated Press

New Jer­sey Gov. Phil Mur­phy is urg­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion about a 5-yearold girl be­lieved to have been kid­napped from a park last month to come for­ward

Mur­phy spoke Thurs­day at an un­re­lated event and said peo­ple should call the Bridgeton Po­lice.

Dulce Maria Alavez dis­ap­peared Sept. 16 from a play­ground at Bridgeton City Park. The girl and her 3-yearold brother were play­ing while their mother sat in her car with an 8-year-old rel­a­tive.

The mother told po­lice her son soon ran back to the car cry­ing and pointed to the area where he last saw his sis­ter. They looked but could not lo­cate her.

An Am­ber Alert was is­sued the fol­low­ing day.

Authoritie­s be­lieve the girl was taken by a man who led her to a red van.

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