Seniya Benitez, 2, Missing

Published on January 16, 2019, 10:55 am
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The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing person and wanted individual in connection to a custodial interference incident within the confines of the 43 Precinct in Bronx.

The circumstances are as follows.

It was reported to police that the missing child and her biological father were last seen on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at approximately 07:20 p.m. inside of 2155 Gleason Avenue. The adult male individual is not permitted to have unsupervised contact with the child.


Seniya Benitez
2155 Gleason Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

The missing female is 3′ tall, weighing 35 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a light colored coat and multi-colored pajamas.


Christian Benitez

The wanted individual is a 21-years-old male, Hispanic, 5’5″ tall, weighing 160 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair and light complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark colored coat and blue jeans.

A photo of the missing and 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 Stoppers’ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


*** UPDATE ***

The missing has been found and is safe.

The following individual has been arrested and charged in regard to the above incident:

Christian Benitez, 21


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