Patrick Alford.. Missing 1/22/10.. Brooklyn, New York    Peter J. Henderson, Jr.

Starrett City, Brooklyn, NY — On January 22nd, 2010 Patrick Alfrod, then 7, went missing. The young boy was put in foster-case due to unfit parents and eventually placed with a Starrett City family who gave Patrick the love, balance and discipline he never had. He took him shopping for new clothes for school, he had a curfew, they took him on outings and of-course, chores. One of those chores included taking out trash or at-least helping with the trash. On January 22nd, he went outside under the pretense of taking out trash and promptly disappeared.

At first, police labelled Patrick an ‘Endangered Runaway’ saying the young boy ran away to be with his biological mother who he missed alot. But after interviewing his mother and realizing he isn’t hiding out in her care/home, they grew concerned and believe he initially ran away but somewhere along the line he came into harms way, although they have no evidence point to foul-play.

Despite intensive searches by NYPD, the disappearance of Brooklyn foster child Patrick Alford has remained a mystery.

As of 2012, Patrick is nine-years-old.

 Jennifer Rodriguez (c., holding sign), the mother of Patrick Alford, 7, leads a 2010 march across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness of her missing child.  >

Jennifer Rodriguez, the mother of Patrick Alfrod, holds up a sign shortly after he went missing.

Patrick’s biological father, Patrick Alfrod Sr, 29, was shot in killed in a home-invasion gone wrong. He died on January 18, 2012, almost 2 years to the day of Patrick Jr’s disappearance.

 Detectives need your tips in order to spark the search for Patrick Alford.

Photo of Patrick Alfrod shortly being his disappearance.

Prior Description: In 2010, Patrick was 4’8” weighing approximately 65-pounds. He is most likely a little bit taller, weighing more then he did two years ago. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, blue and black Jordan sneakers.

Description: He is bi-racial being both African-American and Caucasian and has black hair, brown eyes and a good identifying factor would be a scar on his left eye-brow, shown in the top picture.

Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact: New York City Police Department (NYPD) – 75th Precinct (New York) 1-718-827-3551 Or you can contact: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)