Milwaukee police chief on missing 2-year-old: ‘I’m hoping we can find her.’

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales held a press conference Friday to update the public on the search for missing 2-year-old Noelani Robinson.

Robinson was reported missing Monday after her mother was shot to death.

It was believed Robinson was in the custody of her father, Dariaz Higgins.

Higgins was arrested Wednesday, according to an AMBER alert, but authorities did not find Robinson.

The alert said Robinson “may be in the company of a relative, friend, or acquaintance” of Higgins.

“The suspect is a cold-blooded killer,” Morales said of Higgins.

“If you are a victim of the suspect’s lies, and you are in possession of Noelani, now is the time to turn her over,” Morales said. “If you release Noelani over now, and she is not harmed, you will likely not be prosecuted. However, if you continue to hold Noelani in your possession, we will eventually find you and her, and you will be prosecuted to the highest degree of the law.”

Morales added that the FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the toddler’s recovery.

Morales said Higgins traveled to a variety of locations relating to his work trafficking women. The chief listed Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois as places Higgins had been in the midwest. However, Morales also added that Higgins had connections in cities as far away as Las Vegas and Miami.

“He’s been all over the place,” Morales said. “I’m hoping we can find her.”



JT Cestkowski

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