The mother of a missing six-year-old boy allegedly told a relative that she had sold him to a woman at a Fiesta Mart supermarket.
Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez was reported missing on March 20 when Texas Child Protective Services received an anonymous tip that he had not been seen since November 2022.
An investigation revealed that Noel’s mother, Cindy Rodriguez Singh, and his stepfather, Archdeep Singh, had flown with their six other children from Dallas-Fort Worth to India two days before the Amber Alert was issued. But Noel, who has disabilities including lung disease, was not with them. It has not been found yet.
A relative later told police that Rodriguez Singh told her mother she sold Noel to someone at the Fiesta Market, according to a copy of the search warrant she obtained. star telegram.
Everman Police Chief Craig Spencer has since said there is no evidence to support the rumors that the baby was sold, and added that they believe the mother made the comments to mislead the investigation.
Noel’s parents are now facing criminal charges of child abandonment and endangerment, and authorities are working to extradite them to the United States.
Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, 6, was reported missing March 20 when Texas Child Protective Services received an anonymous tip that he had not been seen since November 2022.
Noel’s mother, Cindy Rodriguez-Singh (pictured) claims her mum is aged to have sold Noel to someone at the Fiesta Market, but police say there is no evidence to support the rumour.
Police said Friday that they had excavated part of a concrete patio on the property where the family lives in a shed behind another home on Wisteria Road.
In the search warrant, Rodriguez Singh did not say when the alleged transaction for her child occurred, but said the woman who sold Noel threatened to report her to CPS if she tried to get him back.
Chief Spencer has dismissed rumors that Rodriguez Singh sold her child, but said he holds out hope that the child will be found alive.
Lots of escrow returns on geolocation data showing their trips, bank records and stuff. “So we’ve had a lot of detectives who have really spent the last few days combing through every transaction, every phone call, every text message,” Spencer said.
“But we can specifically rule out that it wasn’t sold to a lady at the Fiesta Mart.”
Another press conference is scheduled for later in the day, and the president said more information will be released.
Rodriguez Singh and his stepfather, Archdeep Singh, flew from Dallas-Fort Worth to India two days before the Amber Alert was issued. But Noel, who has disabilities including lung disease, was not with them. It has not been found yet
Everman Police Chief Craig Spencer has dismissed rumors circulated by family members that Rodriguez is Singh, but said he is holding out hope the child will be found alive.
Spencer said they believe the mother made these statements to mislead the investigation
The search warrant also revealed that Noel Cantarino Rodriguez’s uncle told Everman police that he witnessed Rodriguez Singh, who is his sister, abuse the child.
The uncle said the last time he saw Noel, about a year ago, he confronted Rodriguez Singh when he saw her hit the boy with her car keys after he drank water because she didn’t want him to wet his nappy.
Authorities conducted a health check at the family’s home on Wisteria Drive on March 20, with Rodriguez Singh telling police the boy had been with his biological father in Mexico.
At the time, they had no reason to believe she was lying, the police said, but she said she had begun avoiding them.
Spencer has since provided the update that the Department of Homeland Security verified that there was no record of Noel crossing the border into Mexico. He also said that the biological father is cooperating with the investigation and has not seen Noel.
Rodriguez Singh then obtained visas for herself, her husband and their six other children – all but Noel – and on March 22, she flew to India by way of Turkey, to avoid police questioning.
Last week, a search warrant was served in the family’s home which was a converted shed in the backyard of a home owned by Charles Parson. The family also used two rooms within the main house.
Spencer said Parson also cooperated with investigators.
Authorities conducted a health check at the family’s home on Wisteria Drive on March 20. Rodriguez Singh told police the boy had been with his biological father in Mexico.
Last week, a search warrant was served in the family’s converted shed in the backyard of a home owned by Charles Parson.
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Police excavated part of the concrete patio on the property, Spencer said, and discovered that it had recently been poured and paid for by Rodriguez Singh, despite not owning the property.
Searching and digging find no clue that leads them to Noel.
Police have issued warrants for the arrest of Rodriguez Singh on a misdemeanor charge of making a false report and a probation offence.
But the misdemeanor charge wasn’t enough to support extradition, Spencer. However, new criminal charges now mean that the mother and her husband are absconding and could be extradited to the United States, Spencer said.
The FBI, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Alliance for Children, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are all involved in the investigation.
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