Authorities issue Amber Alert for missing 5-year-old girl

Dulce Maria Alavez, 5, mysteriously vanished from a New Jersey playground while her family was just feet away, according to officials.
1:41 | 09/19/19

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Now, robin, we go to the urgent search under way for a missing 5-year-old girl who authorities believe was lured into a van at a New Jersey playground. Whit Johnson is on the scene in bridgeton, New Jersey. Good morning, whit. Reporter: Michael, good morning to you. Police still have a lot of questions about what happened here but they are painting a terrifying picture and raising the possibility that a little girl may have been taken from a park by a stranger. This morning, the search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria alavez growing more desperate seen in these images nearly three days ago getting ice cream at a convenience store before mysteriously vanishing from a New Jersey playground. Her family just feet away. Authorities issuing an amber alert, 50 officers from multiple agencies including the FBI scouring this heavily wooded park with K-9s, helicopter, even divers combing the bottom of a pond but turning up nothing. I went looking for her and I asked people around us and I couldn't find her. Reporter: She was last seen at bridgeton city park Monday around 5:00 P.M. Police say she was playing with her 3-year-old brother near the swings when a man described as having a thin build, no facial hair and acne may have lured her away possibly to a red van and then taking off. Her mother was in her car only 30 yards away with another child when her daughter disappeared. They either had partial view of the children or blocked view of the children. Police say they are shifting through a variety of public and private surveillance images. They have also posted that amber alert on digital billboards throughout the area hoping someone will come forward with a critical clue. Guys. We certainly do hope that, whit. Thank you.

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