Police Seek Public Assitance Finding 13-Year-Old Gravesend Boy Who’s Been Missing Since September


Jaden Cruz. Photo via DCPI

A teenage boy has been missing for nearly three weeks. Last seen inside his middle school, I.S. 281 Joseph B. Cavallaro at 8787 24th Avenue, on Monday, September 26th, 13-year-old Jaden Cruz is described as Hispanic, 6’0″ tall and 200lbs with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, gray pants and red and black sneakers.

A resident of Gravesend’s Marlboro Houses, the police are asking anyone with information or who thinks they may have seen Cruz to call their hotline.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.