Patrick Kennedy Alford Jr.

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Top Row and Bottom Three From Left: Patrick, circa 2010;
Bottom Far Right: Age-progression to age 11 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 22, 2010 from Brooklyn, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 28, 2002
  • Age: 7 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'8, 65 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (African-American/Hispanic) male. Black hair, brown eyes. Patrick has a scar on his left eyebrow and a birthmark on his abdomen. His nickname is Lil Pee. He is Puerto Rican descent.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue jacket, a red t-shirt, blue jeans and black and white Michael Jordan sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Patrick suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but he wasn't taking medication at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Patrick was last seen in the New York City borough of Brooklyn at approximately 9:00 p.m. on January 22, 2010. He had been placed in a foster home in the Spring Creek Development complex, also known as Starrett City, three weeks before. He told his foster mother, Librada Moran, that he planned to run away to rejoin his biological mother, Jennifer Rodriguez. A photo of Rodriguez is posted below this case summary. Patrick was last seen assisting his Moran with household chores; he took out the trash and never came back. He has never been heard from again.

    Rodriguez, who lives in the New York City borough of Staten Island, lost custody of Patrick and his four-year-old sister for alleged neglect. She reportedly knew the address of his foster home, and her aunt claims she had threatened to kidnap Patrick. A few days after Patrick's disappearance a judge ordered her to present her son at a family court hearing. Rodriguez didn't do so, stating she didn't have Patrick and didn't know his whereabouts. She was briefly jailed for contempt, then released after she passed a polygraph test. She still maintains her innocence in her son's disappearance, stating she believed he ran away and is hiding somewhere. Various other members of Patrick's family, including people as far away as Maryland and Florida, have been investigated in his case. Several of Patrick's relatives have accused each other of hiding him.

    In October 2010, Rodriguez filed a federal lawsuit against New York City, the Administration for Children's Services (ACS), Patrick's foster mother and the foster parents' apartment complex. She alleged that the ACS took Patrick from her custody without sufficient cause, and that they were negligent when they placed him in an unfit foster home instead of with relatives, such as his father. In her filing, Rodriguez alleged that Moran couldn't communicate with Patrick because she didn't speak English and he didn't speak Spanish, and that Patrick had repeatedly tried to run away and even threatened to harm himself after he was placed in Moran's home. A federal judge threw out the suit in March 2011, but ruled that Rodriguez could sue individual caseworkers and St. Vincent's Services, the child care agency in charge of Patrick's case. Rodriguez stated she filed the suit to get answers in her son's disappearance.

    Patrick may still be in the Brooklyn area. Little information is available in his case, which remains unsolved.

    Rodriguez
    Above: Jennifer Rodriguez

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York Police Department
    718-827-3551

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    America's Most Wanted
    WABC-TV
    The New York Daily News
    The Staten Island Advance
    The Village Voice
    The New York Post
    Project Jason
    NY 1

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    Updated 10 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 26, 2014; age-progression updated.

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