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Cops search for missing Gravesend boy

Have you seen 13-year-old Jaden Cruz?

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the 13-year-old, last seen at his Gravesend school – I.S. 281, located at 8787 24th Avenue – on Monday, September 26 at around 9 a.m.

Cruz is described as Hispanic, approximately 6’0″ tall, 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, gray pants, and red and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the crime stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Jaden Cruz / Photo courtesy of the NYPD

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