Erwin Rivera Ochoa left his home on Atwells Avenue at 11 p.m. on Saturday and hasn’t been seen since, according to Providence police.
Police ask for help finding missing Providence boyPolice are searching for an 11-year-old Providence boy who disappeared on Christmas night.
Erwin Rivera Ochoa ran out of his home on Atwells Avenue at 11 p.m. on Saturday and hasn’t been seen since, according to Providence police.
The boy had an argument with his mother and ran out into the cold wearing flip-flops, which soon fell off, said Major David Lapatin. The family tried to find him for three hours, then contacted police for help, he said.
Officers have been combing the area since Christmas night, checking with the boy’s friends and contacts from Nathanael Greene Middle School, where he is a student, social media, and even abandoned houses in the area, Lapatin said.
Police have checked multiple tips about the boy’s whereabouts but have not located him so far, Lapatin. They are asking the public to report any sightings.
Lapatin said the boy’s disappearance is “out of the ordinary.”
The Providence Police Department said Tuesday morning that a boy reported missing has not yet been located. Authorities said 11-year-old Erwin Rivera Ochoa was last seen leaving his Atwells Avenue home near the corner of Mount Pleasant Avenue on Christmas night at 10 p. m. The Providence Police...
Authorities said 11-year-old Erwin Rivera Ochoa was last seen leaving his Atwells Avenue home near the corner of Mount Pleasant Avenue Christmas night at 10 p.m.
“I am so sad for him,” his mother, Dora Amalia Ochoa, told NBC 10 News Monday.
She added that there were no problems that would cause him to run away.
“Everything is fine at my house,” she said. “Everything is fine at school. Everything is fine at my job. And Christmas -- everything is fine.”
Photos in the home show smiling children, including Erwin.
Ochoa said they enjoyed the holiday and then her son said he was going to bed.
But she said that was the last time she saw him.
“I love you. See you tomorrow. I am tired,” she said of their conversation.
Erwin apparently left his phone behind. Police now have it as evidence.
Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 11-year-old Providence boy who has been missing since Christmas Day.
He was last seen wearing black jeans, black socks with no shoes, and a black, blue, and white jacket. He was also carrying a black backpack.
MEDIA - ERWIN RIVERA OCHOA: Missing from Providence, RI since 25 Dec 2021 - Age 11