The reward for information about the disappearance of 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez has increased to $52,000. The New Jersey girl went missing almost a month ago, on September 16, while playing in a Bridgeton park.
According to NJ.com, the unions representing State Police troopers and officers donated $10,000 toward the reward while the Philadelphia Lodge #5 Fraternal Order of Police donated $7,000.
The FBI, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State PBA had each previously contributed $5,000 to the reward. Additionally, Newfield National Bank and Tortilleria El Paisano had contributed $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.
Anyone with information about Dulce is asked to call the state's Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, ext. 2554, or the Bridgeton police at 856-451-0033. Tips can also be phoned in to 1-800-CALL-FBI (select option 4, then select option 8).
Read the NJ.com story here.