The Dulce Alavez Disappearance Information Prize was increased to $ 35,000 as the search for the missing 5-year-old girl entered its sixth day.
The New Jersey State Police Association said in a tweet late Friday that it was raising the prize to $ 30,000 in the hope that "someone would come forward."
helping everyone to find this girl, "said agency president Patrick Coligan,
the FBI in Newark said on Twitter Thursday that it was offering up to $ 5,000 for information leading to Dools's whereabouts.
Dulce disappeared from a city park in Bridgeton, a town in the southern part of the state, on Monday afternoon. Authorities are searching for a man, possibly a Spaniard, who they say drove her from the park to a red van with a sliding side door and tinted windows.
A van left the area around 4:20 pm, according to a nationwide Amber Warning.
Residents in the area plan to hold a candlelight vigil for Dulce in Dulce. park at 7pm on Saturday. A flyer posted on social media begs attendees to wear yellow "and pray for Dools to find a way home."
During a news conference Friday, Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gamari said authorities had "no strong suspects at the moment." He said police had conducted more than 70 interviews.
Dulce's mother told authorities that she had last seen her daughter play on a swing with her 3-year-old brother. The mother said she was about 30 yards away in her car with an 8-year-old relative.
When the 3-year-old returned to the car without Dulce, her mother tried to find her, but failed. She contacted authorities about 4.50pm, police reported in a news release earlier this week.
At least six other law enforcement agencies, including the FBI in Newark, are assisting local authorities in the search for Dools. On Friday, the FBI asked people to stop spreading false rumors about the case online after reports emerged that an arrest had been made.
The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office said in a Facebook post Saturday that spreading false information "distracts us from doing everything we can to find Dools."
The girl was last seen wearing a yellow shirt. with a koala bear in front, black and white pants and white sandals. She is described as Hispanic, with black hair and is approximately 3 feet 5 inches tall.
The man wanted by police is described as thin, light-skinned, without facial hair and acne. He is said to be between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall and wore a black shirt, red pants and orange sneakers, probably Nikes.