CREDIT: El Paso Police Department
Officials in the United States and in Mexico are in desperate need of information regarding a little boy who was discovered completely alone in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Feb. 22. Officials do not know his exact age, but estimate he is 2 or 3 years old. They’re also not sure about his nationality — although he was found in Mexico, the boy understands and speaks English.
We spoke to El Paso Police Officer Enrique Carrillo, who said the United States is involved in the case because a supervisor with the El Paso Police Department’ Crime Against Persons heard about the boy while at a conference in Mexico.
While it’s not standard practice for the U.S. to be involved in missing persons cases in Mexico, according to Carrillo, the supervisor believed they had to help in case the boy is actually an American citizen.
According to the El Paso Police Department, the child is described as Latino, 3’ tall, weighing 40 pounds, short brown hair, brown eyes, birthmark above the left eyebrow, found wearing blue sweatpants, black shoes, shirt, with a possible first name of “Luis.”
A CBS news affiliate reported that officers from the El Paso Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit are “working with Mexican authorities to identify the boy and any family members he might have.”
Anybody with information about this found child is asked to call the El Paso Police Department at (915) 832-4400 or Crime Stoppers of El Paso at (915) 566-8477.