The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating the following individuals in connection to a custodial interference incident which occurred within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to the police that on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at approximately 1000 hours, Samantha Matos, left 620 Rosedale Avenue with her 10-year-old son after an unsupervised visitation. She failed to return him home and fled to unknown location.

The victim has been identified as follows.


Elijah Pineda
620 Rosedale Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473

Elijah Pineda is described as a 10-year-old male, Hispanic, approximately 5ft, 80 lbs., with brown hair, brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue track suit and black sneakers.


Samantha Matos

The wanted individual is described as a 38-year-old female, Hispanic.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by entering TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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