Family searches for missing 12-year-old

Police are still looking for a 12-year-old child who disappeared from her Norwood school on Tuesday, November 30. The case has now been referred to the NYPD’s Missing Persons Bureau.

Jocelyn Thomas, 12, whose legal name is Joeline Thomas, lives on Hull Avenue and was last seen during a school assembly at M.S. 80 at 149 E. Mosholu Parkway. She is about 5 feet tall, weighs 110 pounds, and has a thin or medium build. She has dark brown shoulder length curly hair, is Hispanic with an olive complexion, and was last seen wearing a pink sweater with a white bubble vest, white jeans, and white sneakers. She has a small mole on her left cheek, pierced ears, and also has severe asthma.

Jocelyn has never gone missing or run away before, said her grandmother Mary Thomas. Thomas said that the girl’s mother, who has two other young children, has grown weary of searching.

“I just want here home and safe,” Mary Thomas said. “Whatever has happened, we will deal with it when she gets back home.”

Thomas said that the police have several leads about where Jocelyn may be.

Family and friends have hung up flyers all over, including in hospitals. They have also taken the search to the internet on Facebook. Thomas said she promised her granddaughter that she would never stop looking if she were ever lost, and plans on keeping that promise.

Mary Thomas has a message for Jocelyn: “Don’t worry about anything, just come home. I will never stop looking for you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Missing Persons Bureau at (212) 694-7781, or (646) 671-7560.

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