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FBI offering $10,000 reward in case of now missing two-year-old as age-enhanced photo released



A reward is still being offered in the case of a now missing two-year-old girl out of Connecticut.

The Ansonia Police Department in conjunction with the F.B.I. and Connecticut State Police are looking for the public’s help in the continuing search for Vanessa Morales. In addition to searching for Vanessa, police are looking for the following items that Christine Holloway, the girl’s mother who was found dead, used in taking care of Vanessa. A Graco (unknown model) car seat with base and possible attached teething key ring, a multi-colored polka dot comforter, and an Eddie Bauer First Adventure backpack diaper bag color heather grey. These items may be with Vanessa or may have been discarded. If any of the items are located, they should not be touched and a phone call should be made to the Ansonia Police Department 203-735-1885 or the F.B.I. tip line 203-503-5555 or 800-225-5324.

Vanessa turned two in September of 2020 and is still missing. She was last seen in November.

The Ansonia Police Department with the assistance of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently released an age-enhanced photograph of Vanessa Morales which is shown above.

The suspect in both the homicide of Christine and disappearance of Vanessa is Jose Morales, age 43, of New Haven. Jose Morales is the father of Vanessa Morales and the boyfriend of Christine Holloway. Jose is currently incarcerated and has been since December 3, 2019.

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward to any individual who provides information that directly leads to the recovery of the missing child, Vanessa Morales, date of birth September 7, 2018. The reward will be given to anyone in the community that has Vanessa in their possession and returns her unharmed, or has specific information about where Vanessa is located that leads to her recovery.

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  1. Rich

    January 20, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Have police looked into the fathers origins of family, and associates, may possibly give new leads as to the child’s currant location.

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