The mother of Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, a 6-year-old boy from Everman who has been missing since March 2023 and is now presumed dead, has been indicted by a grand jury on several new charges, including capital murder.
Everman Chief of Police CW Spencer announced on Monday that a Tarrant County grand jury had indicted Cindy Singh, the boy's mother, on one charge of capital murder, two charges of injury to a child, and one charge of abandoning a child without the intent to return.
Singh is believed to be in India with her husband, Arshdeep, and her six other children. Chief Spencer stated that these indictments should help facilitate the extradition process. He also mentioned that his department is actively collaborating with federal partners to locate Noel's mother and stepfather. Spencer added that if the boy's stepfather is found, additional charges are expected to be filed against him.
The disturbing case dates back to March 20, 2023, when an Everman police officer responded to the 3700 block of Wisteria Drive in response to a welfare check request from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Child Protective Investigation Division. The officers were tasked with checking the welfare of all children at the residence, including 6-year-old Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez.
At the time, Noel's mother, Cindy Rodriguez-Singh, was present at the scene and provided false information, claiming that Noel was with family in Mexico. However, two days later, on March 22, 2023, Cindy, along with her husband Arshdeep Singh and their six other children, aged between 5 months and 11 years, boarded a flight at DFW Airport. Shockingly, Noel was not in the company of the adults or family.
At the time of their departure, there were no outstanding warrants or legal restrictions that would have prevented the family from leaving the country. It was only later, as more information came to light, that investigators discovered that the concrete porch of the house where the family had been residing had been recently poured, and Cindy had paid for the work.
Due to the evolving nature of the investigation, authorities obtained a search warrant and deployed specialized teams to excavate the concrete and search the soil for any potential evidence. However, as of the present moment, no evidence related to the case has been found through these efforts.
On March 31, 2023, detectives secured arrest warrants for Cindy Rodriguez-Singh and Arshdeep Singh for the charge of Abandoning or Endangering a Child, which constitutes a second-degree felony. The case remains a source of great concern and mystery as authorities intensify their efforts to unravel the truth surrounding the disappearance of young Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez.