Garrett Warren Missing, Two kids from different boroughs who went missing one day apart earlier this week and haven’t been seen since Friday are being sought by the NYPD.
Both boys, Alfa Barrie, 11, of the Bronx, and Garrett Warren, 13, of Manhattan, have been missing for more than three days. They were seen together with other children on Friday afternoon, and authorities think they may still be together. According to NYPD officials, they are looking for all the other children who were with them and want to talk to their classmates. They claim to have been “working around the clock” to locate them and now require the assistance of the general public.
Alfa was last seen wearing gray jeans, gray sneakers, and a navy pullover with the “Democracy Prep Harlem Middle School” insignia, according to authorities. Mother’s Day saw a report of his disappearance. Alfa went to school on Friday and left just after noon because it was a partial day, according to his sister. He was meant to walk home with his 14-year-old sister, who goes to the same school, but he never did. The search started right then.
“He has never done anything like this. All of this is new to us. He’s a nice little child, and we don’t know what’s going on, said Alfa Diallo’s sister Fatima Diallo. “I don’t understand what’s going on with everything that’s happening right now.”On Monday, Garrett was reported missing. When he was last seen, he was sporting a tan hooded sweatshirt with a white T-shirt underneath, black jeans, and either blue or black Jordan sneakers. According to witnesses who spoke to NBC New York, Alfa and Garrett were last seen together Friday night at a seafood market at 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. An employee at Ana’s Fish Market claimed to have seen the guys inside the establishment while they made a few purchases. He claimed that they frequent the store.
Police think the lads were together when they vanished, but the reason for their disappearance is yet unknown. Police believe the two may have entered the Harlem River but never emerged, so the NYPD harbor unit was seen investigating the area near 145th Street. Police dive teams were combing the water, but as dusk fell, they emerged.
According to Alfa’s sister, the guys met in the neighborhood but do not go to the same school. The boys’ families were unaware of their friendship. The two missing boys were briefly seen on security footage Tuesday evening while family members and volunteers distributed flyers close to Colonel Charles Young Playground.