A two year old who has been missing since her mother was lethally shot. But, now appears to be found dead in Minnesota, authorities said Saturday.
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales mentioned in a news conference that the body of a child believed to be Noelani Robinson. But, later it was found wrapped in a blanket on a roadside outside of Blooming Prairie in rural Steele County. It is in Minnesota, around 7 p.m. Friday.
Moreover, the child was tentatively identified as Noelani by the Minnesota authorities. According to a medical examiner, the preliminary cause and manner of death was homicide. However, the main cause mentioned was blunt force trauma to the head.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a search warrant at a hotel in Austin, Minn.
As, it was speculated that the suspect in the case, Dariaz L. Higgins, stayed at one point during the past week. Currently, Higgins is being held at the Milwaukee County Jail. He has been charged charged in the fatal shooting of Noelani’s mother, Sierra M. Robinson, 24.
“We believe we have found Noelani. We believe that currently, this is going to be a death investigation,” Morales said at a news conference Saturday.
Moreover, he also offered his condolences to Noelani’s grandmother, Latosha Bryant.
Asked if Higgins was responsible for the child’s death, Morales said, “That’s where the criminal investigation is shooting for. It’s just too early to tell. Obviously, we need the autopsy to assist us, the time of death and the venue. We believe we’re headed in that direction.”