When her 5-year-old daughter Dulce Alavez reportedly disappeared from a New Jersey park on September 16, 2019, Noema Alavez Perez admits she was sitting in a car with her younger sister. Noema says as soon as she arrived at the park with her 5-year-old daughter, Dulce, and 3-year-old son, the two ran to the play, while she and her 8-year-old sister sat in the parked car nearby.

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“I’ve read, and I think it’s why some people were critical, that your daughter was kidnapped while you were scratching a lottery ticket. Is that true?" Dr. Phil asks the young mom during an exclusive interview airing Friday.

“Yes,” she replies, admitting it was a bad decision.

WATCH: ‘Did You Set Up Your Own Daughter’s Kidnapping?’ Dr. Phil Asks Mom Of Missing Dulce Alavez
On Friday, hear what Noema’s friend says about the situation and why she says she suspects Noema might know more than she’s saying. Check here to see where you can watch.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Dulce Maria Alavez, please call the Bridgeton Police Department at (856) 451-0033.