Thursday, February 4, 2010


The mother of a missing 7-year-old Brooklyn boy was released from jail Tuesday, Feb. 2 after passing a polygraph test that revealed she has no knowledge of her son's whereabouts, according to media reports.

Jennifer Rodriguez, 23, is the biological mother of Patrick Arnold, but the boy was living in foster care when he went missing on Jan. 22.

Rodriguez was jailed for a week due to contempt of court charges and the judge threatened to have her put back in jail if she doesn't cooperate fully with investigators and her son isn't found soon, reports WABC-TV.

Arnold, who is 4-feet-8 and weighs 65 pounds, was last seen in the foyer of his foster home in Starrett City, according to the New York Daily News.

Despite the results of the polygraph test Rodriguez received while she was in police custody, the Administration for Children's Services believes she had a role in Arnold's disappearance, according to the Daily News.

The boy's foster family claims Rodriguez called their home incessantly up until the time Arnold disappeared, reports News 12 Brooklyn.

Rodriguez insists she has no idea how her son disappeared and no knowledge of his whereabouts and called claims insisting otherwise ridiculous.

Anyone with information about Arnold's case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit or to text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
According to Help Find My Child, Arnold was last seen wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans with blue and black Jordan sneakers. He's described as being in good health. He has a scar on his left eyelid.

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