Search Parties Sweep City for Missing Diabetic Teen

By Genevieve Belmaker
Genevieve Belmaker
Genevieve Belmaker
Genevieve Belmaker is a former reporter and editor with The Epoch Times.
May 19, 2014 Updated: May 20, 2014

NEW YORK—Search parties made up of friends, classmates, and good Samaritans swept New York City Monday night to find missing 18-year-old Aidan Norvez. The insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetic and student of Brooklyn Technical High School was last seen Thursday.

He is described as a 5-foot-11-inch male with brown hair, brown eyes, and a slight build. He was last seen at about 4 p.m. on May 15 near the West 4th subway station in Manhattan wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt. He had gone out with friends to Central Park and never returned.

Since his disappearance Norvez has missed several doses of the insulin shots that he needs for his condition. He was also not wearing his medical alert bracelet.

On Monday, about 65 volunteers covered regions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx to look for any sign of the teen. The search parties also posted fliers of his disappearance.

Organizers plan to continue to conduct search parties for the missing teen throughout the week, and are organizing volunteers through a Facebook group called “Find Aidan Norvez.”

Two possible sightings of Norvez have been reported in Lower Manhattan and Philadelphia.

The disappearance of the high school senior came just as another missing boy, 14-year-old autistic Eliceo Cortez, was found unharmed and safely returned home. According to reports, Cortez was at Dave & Busters restaurant, bar, and arcade in Times Square playing video games for most of the weekend.

Police have asked anyone with information about Norvez to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-2723.

Genevieve Belmaker is a former reporter and editor with The Epoch Times.