ANSONIA- Police are investigating both a homicide and a disappearance of a 1-year-old child named Venessa Morales, who live in the same residence.
During a 4 p.m. press conference Tuesday, police said they were called twice on Sunday to perform a welfare check twice on the residents of Myrtle Avenue home.
Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to the home as a result of the employer who said their employee didn’t show up for work and it’s unlike her not to call.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the family of those who lived in the home said they hadn’t been able to reach the woman.
During the second welfare check, police said they noticed something just wasn’t right about the house. Officers performed a forced entry to get into the home.
“Once inside the house, the body of a white female was located and the female was deceased,” said Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police Dept. “There has been no positive identification of the victim at this time.
Police said that Morales should’ve been in the home, but there was no one in the house.
Venessa‘s father, who police say sometimes stays at this residence, was interviewed about the discovery of the deceased woman and the disappearance of his child.
Police won’t say if he is a suspect.
“We have no identified suspects in the case, at this time,” Lynch said. “We are following several leads and we are tracking those down as we go.”
Sources tell FOX61 investigators know exactly who and where their prime suspect is.
Police would not answer when asked where is the missing 1-year-old’s mother.
Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are issued for children who are believed to be in danger.