Since a little more than two years have passed, Dulce would be 7 years old, according to a state relesed by Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae and Bridgeton Police Department Chief Michael Gaimari. As part of the ongoing search effort, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children worked with the Dulce Alavez investigative team to produce the attached age-progression image (seen on the front page). Investigation officials believe the image is a depiction of what Dulce may appear like today.
“We hold out hope that Dulce is alive (as we have no evidence of her demise) and want the public to know that this case will remain open until such time as we locate Dulce and determine those responsible for her disappearance,” McRae and Gaimari said. “We encourage our community partners to assist law enforcement by providing any information that they feel may be helpful.”
Information can be provided anonymously to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office by visiting www.ccpo.tips or via the Bridgeton Police Department at www.bpd.tips as well.
Alavez went missing from the Bridgeton City Park Recreational Area just before 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2019.