Seven-year-old Patrick was last seen in the New York City borough of Brooklyn at approximately 9:00 p.m. on January 22, 2010. He had been placed in a foster home in the Spring Creek Development complex, also known as Starrett City, three weeks before.
He told his foster mother, Librada Moran that he planned to run away to rejoin his biological mother, Jennifer Rodriguez. Patrick was last seen assisting Librada with household chores. He took out the trash and never came back. He has never been heard from again.
Jennifer (who lives in the New York City borough of Staten Island) lost custody of Patrick and his four-year-old sister for alleged neglect. She reportedly knew the address of his foster home and her aunt claims she had threatened to kidnap Patrick.
A few days after Patrick's disappearance a judge ordered her to present her son at a family court hearing. Jennifer didn't do so, stating that she didn't have Patrick and didn't know his whereabouts. She was briefly jailed for contempt, then was released after she passed a polygraph test.
Jennifer still maintains her innocence in her son's disappearance, stating she believed he ran away and is hiding somewhere.
Various other members of Patrick's family (including people as far away as Maryland and Florida) have been investigated in his case & several of Patrick's relatives have accused each other of hiding him.
In October of 2010, Jennifer filed a federal lawsuit against New York City, the Administration for Children's Services (ACS), Patrick's foster mother and the foster parents' apartment complex. She alleged that ACS took Patrick from her custody without sufficient cause and that they were negligent when they placed him in an unfit foster home instead of with relatives such as his father.
In her filing, Jennifer alleged that Librada Moran couldn't communicate with Patrick because she didn't speak English and he didn't speak Spanish and that Patrick had repeatedly tried to run away & even threatened to harm himself after he was placed in her home.
A federal judge threw out the suit in March of 2011, but ruled that Jennifer could sue individual caseworkers and St. Vincent's Services (the childcare agency) in charge of Patrick's case. Jennifer stated she filed the suit to get answers in her son's disappearance. Patrick may still be in the Brooklyn area.
There is little information about Patrick's case which continues to remain unsolved.
Patrick is biracial (of African-American\Puerto Rican descent) with black hair & brown eyes. He has a scar on his left eyebrow and a birthmark on his stomach. His nickname is Lil Pee. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, a red t-shirt, blue jeans, and black & white Michael Jordan sneakers.
Patrick has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (also known as ADHD), but he wasn't taking his medication at the time of his disappearance.
- Patrick Alford on Charlie Project.