ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing five-year-old boy. BCSO has issued an Endangered Missing Juvenile Alert for Mario Hernandez.

Authorities say Hernandez was last seen on May 6, 2021, in the South Valley in the area of Shirk Lane and Second Street with this mother Nancy Flores who does not have custody. BCSO says they have reason to believe his mother may have taken him to San Francisco, California, and is concerned for the child’s safety as Flores refuses to return him and has a felony warrant for her rest for custodial interference.

Authorities report that says Hernandez was last seen wearing a red spider shirt, gray shorts with red stripes, and black shoes. Hernandez is three feet, six inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. If seen, the public is asked to call BCSO at 505-798-7000 or dial 911.

Mario Hernandez (left) and his mother Nancy Flores (courtesy BCSO)