ELIZABETH, NJ - Investigators say they continue to pursue answers and ask for information from the public for the disappearance of a 2-year-old in Elizabeth that took place 20 years ago, 

According to Acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport, toddler Kevin Sabir Barthrop was last seen near his home on the 100 block of Chilton Street in Elizabeth on Saturday, June 12, 1999, shortly after he turned 2. 

As part of the continuing investigation, a New Jersey State Police sketch artist has produced an image depicting what Barthrop would look like today, with aging factored in. The image has been shared by local, county, and federal authorities online and in the neighborhood where Barthrop was last seen during the previous two weeks. 

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Authorities said Individuals believed to have information about his fate are known to be living in Essex and Union counties and in North Carolina. 

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Kevin Sabir Barthrop is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Michael Manochio at 908-966-2287 or Sgt. Janet Lopez at 908-347-8491. 

The Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Barthrop being found or an arrest and indictment being made in connection with this matter; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org.  


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