Authorities: 2 towns in Ohio receive anonymous letters regarding missing Bridgeton girl

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Authorities say that two towns in Ohio have received anonymous letters regarding 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez, who went missing in New Jersey five months ago.

Two letters concerning the disappearance reportedly turned up at a library and a casino in Austintown, Ohio, located between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Police followed up on potential leads by searching the area near the Hollywood Gaming Casino, but found no evidence of the girl.

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Police in Wethersfield, Ohio have also reportedly said that they have received a letter about Alavez.

Alavez went missing in Bridgeton on Sept. 16, 2019. She was last seen at the Bridgeton City Park while playing with her younger brother. Since then, the Cumberland County Prosecutor and FBI have been trying to find any link to who may have taken the girl. No solid leads have been uncovered.

Police have so far not revealed details of what was written in the letters concerning. But they say that rumors that her body was found are false.

Authorities are offering a $75,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

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