BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Police said that they are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a St. Albans toddler who went missing following an unsupervised visit with his father in Jamaica on Tuesday.
Adam El-Alaoui, 2, was last seen at 10 a.m. on April 24 at the Jamaica Administration for Children’s Services’ (ACS) office, located at 89-30 161st St., when his father, Joseph Martinez, 51, picked him up for an unsupervised visit. According to police, Martinez never returned with the child.
According to police, Martinez was arrested in 1983 and served nearly 30 years of jail time for a murder during an attempted robbery. He was let out on parole in 2010. Martinez was then arrested in 2016 for hurting a child, according to law enforcement authorities.
ACS is currently investigating the case and the city’s Police Department is asking that anyone with information call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
El-Alaoui is described as a having a light skinned complexion with black hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue hooded jacket, blue jeans, black and white sneakers and a black and yellow “Paw Patrol” backpack.
Martinez is described as a five-foot-10-inch Hispanic man with brown eyes, salt and pepper hair, who weighs approximately 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and black sneakers.
Reach Ariel Hernandez at (718) 357-7400 x144, firstname.lastname@example.org or @reporter_ariel.