Missing since June 15, 1996 from Bronx, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Princess was last seen on June 15, 1996 in the Bronx area of New York City.
Princess, along with her two sisters, was placed in foster care in December 1993, when she was a week old, because their parents were neglecting them. The children were returned to their parents in January 1996 after they got a clean bill of health from the Administration for Children's Services.
Child-welfare caseworkers had investigated the home twice since Princess disappeared in June 1996, but each time the mother said the child was in California, and the agency apparently never checked.
The mother, Karen Perez, recanted the story July 9, telling relatives that her husband killed Princess, stuffed the body into a garbage bag and dumped it in Brooklyn. She has not been seen since. Foul play is suspected. No criminal charges has been filed in the case.
Investigators New York City Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York City Police Department
NCMEC #: NCMC860028
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
New York Daily News