Police find mother dead in Stamford apartment

Police say they are working with the NYPD after finding a young mother dead in her Stamford apartment Monday.



They say they made the discovery at 388 Courtland Ave. after conducting a welfare check that was prompted when officers found the woman's 5-year-old daughter alone in the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.



Officials say they spent several hours investigating the third floor of the apartment complex. They say they are looking for the victim's husband, 32-year-old Elmer Gomez Ruano.



They say Ruano was last seen Sunday night with his wife at a gathering in the family's apartment.



News 12 is told the family had just moved into the neighborhood on either Saturday or Sunday from New Jersey and are originally from Guatemala.



Police say the woman's death appears to be a homicide.



Officials say the couple's daughter is currently with authorities in New York.



Anyone who sees Elmer Gomez Ruano is asked to call police.


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