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ALERT: Active Search Underway for Missing 13-Year-Old NJ Boy

New Jersey

The New Jersey State Police and Trenton Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Rafael Perez, 13, of Trenton, N.J.

Police say Rafael was last seen on Sunday, May 3, at approximately 10:00 p.m. in the area of Walnut Avenue and Chestnut Avenue in Trenton, N.J.

He is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet tall, 105 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, an olive complexion and is autistic.

According to police he was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, black pants, and was accompanied by his small dog, Scrappy.

Police say Rafael prefers to speak English and should be approached with care, because he behaves younger than his age.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2554 or the Trenton Police Department C.I.B. Special Victims Unit at (609) 989-4155.

Anonymous tips are welcome.