Mother takes off with 10-year-old son after unsupervised visit in the Bronx: cops

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Samantha Matos (left) is wanted for taking off with her son, Elijah Pineda (right). (Photos courtesy of the NYPD)

Cops are looking for a mother who took off with her son after an unsupervised visit in the Bronx.

According to police, at 10 a.m. on March 15, 38-year-old Samantha Matos left 620 Rosedale Avenue with her son, 10-year-old Elijah Pineda, after an unsupervised visitation. Matos failed to return home with her son and fled to an unknown location.

Pineda is described as a Hispanic boy with brown hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet tall, and weighing 80 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue track suit and black sneakers.

Police could not confirm if Matos, described as Hispanic, has a history of taking off with her son.

Anyone with information in regard to the whereabouts of these individuals, or information on the incident, is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are kept strictly confidential.