Ansonia's Vanessa Morales missing for 4 years; police say they will continue the investigation
Police say they will continue the investigation until they determine what happened to Ansonia girl missing since 2019.
Vanessa Morales was 1-year-old when she disappeared on Dec. 2, 2019. That was the day when Ansonia police responded to the home where Vanessa and her mother, Christine Holloway, lived to check on the 43-year-old mom after she didn't show up for work.
Officers found Holloway's body. Officials say she had been beaten to death and her death was ruled a homicide.
Vanessa was not in the home and police initially issued a Silver Alert for her, then two days later, issued an Amber Alert.
Jose Morales, who was dating Christine and is Vanessa's father, has been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges. He remains in custody and his bond was set at $5 million.
Jose Morales is due in court on Jan. 18.