Boston police ask for public’s help in case of missing Roxbury mother

Boston police are asking for the public’s help in finding a young Roxbury mother and her toddler son who have been missing since mid-August.

Police said Maria Altagracia Reina-Delacruz, 20, who also goes by the name of Maria Serret-Tejeda, and her son, Royce Noe Reina-Serret, have not been seen since Saturday, Aug. 17, police said.

The mother and 1-year-old son left Roxbury, headed for New York, and have failed to return home, police said

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All attempts to contact her have been unsuccessful. “Her family is concerned for her safety and the well-being of her young son,” police said in a posting on the department’s website.

Attempts to contact Reina-Delacruz’s husband, who is the father of the child, have also been unsuccessful, police said. The husband, Noe Reina-Delacruz, “is considered a person of interest in the disappearance and is wanted on several unrelated matters,” police said.

Maria Altagracia Reina-Delacruz is described as being Hispanic, 5-foot-4, 125 pounds, with a thin build and dyed blonde hair.

Police asked anyone with information on their whereabouts to call them at 617-343-4275. People who want to provide information anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).