NYPD Searching for Missing Teens
By David Greene
Police say Ivan Rosado, 12, was last seen at his residence at 3100 Webster Avenue, at 1 p.m., on May 16. He is described as a light-skinned male Hispanic, 5′ 2”, 100 lbs. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue button-down shirt with red stripes and black Reebok sneakers.
One resident of the building reported, “He said in school that he was going to kill himself, but I didn’t tell you that.”
The resident added, “He’s a good worker and a great painter, yeah. But he’s stupid. He’s 13 years-old, but he thinks he’s a man.”
The resident claimed that police were at the building a day or two earlier, looking for Rosado’s unidentified girlfriend, who the resident claimed, had first gone missing.
Meanwhile, a local source claimed the teen had been spotted sleeping in nearby French Charley Park, in the days leading up to his disappearance.
Meanwhile, a family member confirmed that the teen, who sufferers from, and is suppose to take medication for ADD and ADHD, has suffered severe trauma in the past.
One police source noted that the teen has run away three of four times in the past, and has been located in in Manhattan and Pennsylvania during those prior incidents.
On May 19, the NYPD’s 52nd Precinct announced the second missing child, Erica Peters, 13, who is 5 foot 6 and weighs 130 lbs. Police had no clothing description for Peters, who officials say disappeared from her home on Bainbridge Avenue on May 17. One police source stated that the disappearance of the two teens is “unrelated.”
Ironically, both teens had not been found by May 25, National Missing Children’s Day, designed to highlight child abduction.
Police are asking anyone who sees either teen to call officers at (718) 220-5836.