ANSONIA, Ct. — A search is underway for a missing Connecticut toddler after authorities found the girl's mother dead Monday evening, multiple news outlets are reporting.
Here are the latest updates:
Update 1:50 a.m. EST Dec. 5: Authorities on Wednesday issued an Amber Alert for 1-year-old Venessa Morales of Ansonia. If you know where she may be, call Ansonia police at 203-735-1885 or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-225-5324.
Officers could not find Venessa. In a Tuesday news release, the Ansonia Police Department said the girl, who hasn't been seen since Friday, "may be endangered."
Authorities said Venessa has brown hair and eyes, stands 2 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 17 pounds.
WFSB-TV reported Tuesday that Venessa's father, who did not live with the mother and daughter but sometimes stayed with them, has been cooperative. Officials have not released his name.
Police, who have teamed up with investigators from state and federal agencies, have not yet named any suspects, the Post reported.
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