UPDATE: 6:24 P.M.: The driver of a purple Cadillac is not considered a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old woman in west Wichita or the disappearance of her 6-day-old daughter, Wichita police say. He is someone who has interacted with the victim recently and may be of assistance in the investigation.
Police have no suspects in the case. They think the Cadillac is still in Wichita. An Amber Alert has not been issued for Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca because the case does not currently meet the criteria, though Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said that could change.
UPDATED 5:20 P.M.: Authorities are looking for a 1997 purple Cadillac with Kansas license plate 716 GET in connection with missing infant Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca.
Wichita police say whoever is inside the car is a person of interest in the case. Anyone who spots the Cadillac should call 316-383-4661, 911 or their local authorities.
Sofia, who is 6 days old, is missing from the west Wichita apartment near Maple and Ridge where her 27-year-old mother was found shot to death Thursday afternoon. Sofia was last seen around noon, Wichita police said on Facebook.
UPDATED 5:05 P.M.: Wichita police say a 27-year-old woman is dead and her 6-day-old daughter is missing following a report of a shooting in the 200 block of North Brunswick on Thursday, near Maple and Ridge.
Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said the woman was found shot to death by a family member returning home to the apartment complex at 3:30 p.m. Authorities think she was shot sometime between noon and 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
They also think the baby – whose name is Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca – had been missing for a few hours before her mother’s body was found.
Police have scoured the neighborhood, asking questions of residents, but have no leads on suspects or the baby’s whereabouts. The public is asked to call in any sightings or tips about Sofia’s location.
The child’s father was at the crime scene Thursday afternoon. Homicide detectives and a representative from the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office were also there investigating.
ORIGINAL STORY: One person is dead following a shooting in west Wichita on Thursday.
Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said a 27-year-old woman was found shot to death in her apartment on North Brunswick by a family member returning home at about 3:30 p.m. The woman’s 6-day-old daughter is missing. Police think the woman was shot between noon and 3:30 p.m.
According to a 911 dispatcher, a “code black” call came in Thursday at 3:20 p.m. for a location in the 200 block of North Brunswick, near Maple and Ridge.
North Brunswick was closed at Second Street as officers investigate. Homicide detectives and a representative of the district attorney’s office were at the scene.
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