NYPD searching for 10-year-old boy, believed to be in Jefferson County

The New York City Police Department needs your help finding a 10-year-old boy, believed to be in or around Bessemer or Brighton.

Reginald Matthews, 10, was last seen at school Friday, December 21 at approximately 1:00p.m. in Queens, New York. Police say he may have taken a bus with his biological mother from New York City to get to Alabama. Matthews is in a foster care program in New York.

Matthews is described as being 5'1, 150 lbs., with brown eyes, black hair in cornrows, and a mole behind his right ear. He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt, blue jeans, neon green Adidas sneakers, a blue winter hat, and wears glasses that are black and green.

Anyone with information regarding Reginald Matthews' whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public may also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.