A newborn baby girl is missing after her mum was shot dead at a home, police say. Officers are desperately searching for the six-day-old infant after the 27-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment yesterday.
They have described the baby, identified as Sofia Abarca, as ‘missing and endangered’ and believe she had been missing for a few hours before her mum’s body was found.
Police have no leads on a suspect or Sofia’s whereabouts following the shooting in Wichita in Kansas, US, according to local media. They believe the attack occurred between noon and 3.30pm at an apartment in the 200 block of North Brunswick, The Wichita Eagle reports.
The mum was found dead by her daughter’s dad after he returned home from work, Police Lt. Todd Ojile said at a news conference. He added that the baby girl is thought to be in danger. Police have asked members of the public to contact them with any sightings or tips about the newborn child’s whereabouts.