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(L to R) 1-year-old Chiara Harkness, 22-year-old Gabriella Harkness and 30-year-old David Merino. Source: Law Enforcement Alerting Platform

**Canceled** Endangered Missing Person Alert: 1-year-old girl and mother sought

Update August 27th, 12:01am: Subject and child were located safe and sound by the LA County Sheriff Department.

Original Story:

Mill Creek Police are asking the public to report any information regarding the whereabouts of 1-year-old Chiara Harkness and her mother, Gabriella Harkness.

According to a EMPA report issued this morning, they were last seen at 16217 27th Dr SE, in Mill Creek.

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The mother and infant left the address this morning believed to be with David Merino who has a protection order in place. The mother and Mr. Merino have a lengthy history of physical domestic violence and the manner in which the mother and infant left is unexplained and suspicious.

Chiara is a 1-year-old Hispanic female with brown eyes and black hair. She stands 2-foot tall and weighs 20 to 25 pounds. She has a birth defect on a toe (unknown which) that is bent under the foot. She was last seen wearing a blue flower dress.

Gabriella is a 22-year-old white female with brown eyes and brown hair. She stands 5-foot 9-inches tall and weighs 115 pounds.

David is a 30-year-old Hispanic male with brown eyes and black hair. He stands 5-foot 9-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

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They may be in a white 2016 Volkswagen GTI with California license plates 7RYB200.

Similar but not the actual vehicle.

Anyone with information about the suspect and victim are asked to call 9-1-1.

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