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Authorities searching for autistic Elizabeth boy

Contact: Mark Spivey, Union County Prosecutor’s Office
Update: Missing child has been located. 

HernandezInvestigators are seeking assistance from the public in locating an autistic Elizabeth boy who was reported missing overnight.

David Isaac Bardales, 12, was last seen shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, March 12 on the 400 block of Rosehill Place in Elizabeth.

Bardales, who also answers to the name Jamie Fernandez, is approximately 5-foot-4, 150 pounds, with brown eyes, a medium skin tone, and short black hair. He last was seen carrying a black backpack containing an  Xbox game console and wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and gray sneakers.  

Possible destinations Bardales is believed to have had in mind include School No. 23 on Union Avenue in Elizabeth, Carteret Park, or the Murray Street or South Elmora Avenue corridors.

Investigators with the Elizabeth Police Department, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police are actively involved in the search for Bardales. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being urged to contact the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-558-2000.