Police arrested a 42-year-old man harboring a runaway 13-year-old Massachusetts girl at his New Jersey home Wednesday.
Police say Alexandra “Allie” Loftis vanished from her Boston home for nearly two weeks after boarding a bus headed to New York City on November 4th, sending her parents on a relentless hunt to get their daughter back.
Allie was located at Jorge Garzon’s Jersey City residence and taken into police custody around 9 am Wednesday, after police say they received a tip off.
Garzon, who also goes by the name George Gonzalez, was arrested just over an hour after her recovery at the Jersey address.
Affirming Allie’s father’s fear, the two are believed to have met online, a sources close to the investigation told NJ.com.
Allie’s family had searched long and hard for their daughter, never giving up hope, with their efforts rippling throughout the New York area to local police stations, city streets and across social media sites showing a number of various fliers.
Believing she had run away independently, her parents posted numerous messages to her on Facebook, as well as pictures of them together, imploring her to come home.
Her father admitted that before her disappearance she seemed unhappy in school, but thought it was just a rough patch.
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