NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 7-year-old boy named Patrick Alford vanished without a trace five years ago Thursday, and one police lieutenant has made it his mission to find the boy.
On Jan. 22, 2010, Patrick was with his foster-mother in a hallway taking out the garbage at 130 Vandalia Ave., at the Spring Creek Towers housing development – also called Starrett City — in East New York, Brooklyn. When she turned to go back to the apartment Patrick was gone, police said.READ MORE: US Officials: Only A Matter Of Time Before Omicron COVID Variant Found In America
As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, NYPD Lt. Christopher Zimmerman has been heading the search for Patrick ever since.
“Patrick if you are listening or watching this, please call 911,” Zimmerman said. “Wherever you are, I will have people come get and you, and bring you back.”
As police continue their investigation, they’ve released an age-enhanced picture in hopes of finding Patrick Alford. The photo shows how the child might look today as a 12-year-old.