Kansas mother fatally shot, week-old baby reported missing

This photo provided by the Wichita Police shows Sophia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca, a missing week-old baby in Wichita, Kan. Police in Kansas say the week-old newborn girl who went missing after her mother was shot to death has been found alive in Dallas. Chief Gordon Ramsay said Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 that suspects in the death of 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda took the child and fled to Texas, where Sophia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca was found safe. Ramsay said two people are in custody. (Wichita Police via AP)

WICHITA, KS (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing Kansas infant whose mother was killed (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

Police in Wichita, Kansas, say the FBI has joined the search for a missing newborn whose mother was found shot to death in her home.

Police Lt. Todd Ojile said during a news conference Friday that the week-old infant’s father returned home from work Thursday to find the girl missing and her 27-year-old mother dead. He says the child is believed to be in danger.

Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the girl’s father isn’t considered a suspect.

Authorities haven’t released the name of the parents, but they released the name of the girl, Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca.

Woodrow says authorities have not issued an Amber Alert seeking the public’s help in finding Sofia because investigators haven’t identified a suspect, which is required for such alerts.


8:20 a.m.

Authorities are searching for a missing week-old baby after her mother was found fatally shot in Wichita, Kansas.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2g1YQR7 ) reports that a relative found the woman dead Thursday in her apartment. Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the woman’s daughter, Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca, is “considered missing and endangered.”

Police want to talk to anyone with a relationship to the victim. Police sent out an alert Thursday night saying the driver of a purple Cadillac who was a person of interest in the case has been found and questioned. He is not considered to be a suspect.

Woodrow says the child’s father also isn’t considered a suspect.

Police didn’t immediately return phone or email messages from The Associated Press.

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