Family of missing 6-year-old left Texas on international flight before amber alert issued


Everman police said at a press conference on Sunday that the family of a 6-year-old boy who has been missing since November left the United States on a Turkish Airlines flight without him just two days before the Amber Alert was issued. .

Police issued an amber alert shortly after midnight on Friday and replaced it with an endangered species missing persons alert around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Noel Rodriguez Alvarez, who has severe disabilities including chronic lung disease requiring medical attention and occasional oxygen therapy, is still missing.

An investigation into Noel’s whereabouts began on March 20, when Child Protective Services received anonymous information that Noel had not been seen since November 2022. his brother.

When Everman’s police spoke with Noel’s mother, Cindy Rodriguez Singh, she said Noel was in Mexico with his father, according to police.

But CPS investigators spoke to Noel’s biological father. His father said he never got a chance to see Noel because he was deported before he was born. Homeland Security confirmed his statement.

Police said on March 23, police and CPS investigators learned that Noel’s four siblings, ages 7 to 11, and half-brother twins, who were five months old, were absent. Rodriguez-Singh, unable to be contacted again by police or CPS, appeared to be avoiding authorities and was prompted to investigate Noel’s whereabouts.

Police said on Sunday they could not release specific details about the CPS investigation, but they could confirm previous investigations and actions against Rodriguez Singh. She also had an extensive criminal record, including alcohol-related crimes.

An Amber Alert was issued for Noel just after midnight on Friday, but police said Rodriguez Singh left the United States with her husband and all children except Noel on a flight to Istanbul, Turkey on March 23. Alerts were upgraded to missing endangered species when found out. Man.

Everman Police spokesman Craig Spencer said Sunday that police “has no physical evidence relating to Noel’s status as a missing person.”

“What I do know is that a six-year-old boy with severe disabilities has gone missing and is missing. I won’t help you. Help me,’ he said.

Police are asking anyone with information about Noel’s whereabouts to contact him at 817-293-2923.

Spencer said after the press conference that investigators remain optimistic about Noel’s health. I would like to be with friends and family who are not considered exposed.

Police, CPS and Homeland Security are working together to try to find out if Rodriguez Singh and the rest of his family stopped in Turkey or if the plane was connected to India, where Rodriguez Singh’s husband is from. Spencer said he was unaware of any official ties to the Turkish government that could help locate or detain Rodriguez Singh for questioning.

Spencer said there was no evidence to suggest other children were at risk, nor reason to link Noel’s stepfather to Amber Alert. are working to identify when they last received treatment for their disability.

Spencer stressed that Noel could die if he doesn’t see a doctor regularly because of his chronic lung disease.

As such, he said that if he ever had a conversation with anyone in Rodriguez Shin’s family, no matter how long ago it was, he should call the Everman Police Department.

“We want to learn everything we can about this family,” said Spencer. “Anything helps at this point.”