Man wanted for assisting 12-yr-old runaway

April 6, 2009 11:29:36 AM PDT
Delaware State Police are looking for 19-year-old Jose Nedar Reyes-Castro of Bridgeville for his alleged role in assisting a 12-year-old runaway. Police say the investigation began when 12-year-old Nathaly Alonzo of Lilly Meadow Drive never returned home from school on Friday, March 26.

Investigators learned that Alonzo left her home with a housemate, Jose Nedar Reyes-Castro, and never arrived at school. Reyes-Castro had been staying with the family for 6 months.

Family members informed detectives that the pair was seen together on Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. at a family member's house in Bridgeville. Then on Sunday Alonzo called her family to let them know she was OK.

Detectives were able to trace the call to a cell phone owned by a person in Candor, North Carolina. The cell phone owner was able to tell investigators that Reyes-Castro and Alonzo asked to borrow his cell phone at a local gas station in Georgia just north of the Florida state line. He said that the pair seemed content and they were driving to Florida in a Ford Explorer.

Reyes-Castro had obtained the Ford Explorer from a friend in Laurel on Friday and failed to return it to her. The registration number on the vehicle is PC55921

State police have obtained arrest warrants for Reyes-Castro for Kidnapping 2nd degree, Interference with Custody, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

Police have noted that they have found no evidence that Reyes-Castro wants to harm Alonzo.

Alonzo has been listed as an active missing juvenile and entered into local and national databases. Anyone having information on their whereabouts is urged to call detectives at (302) 337-1090 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) TIP-3333.

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