Amber Alert Issued in NJ for 3-Year-Old Delaware Girl
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl who may have been removed from her home in New Castle, Delaware following a domestic dispute. State police believe the child is in imminent danger and say her father may be taking her through New Jersey to New York.
According to a Nixle alert issued by authorities, the child, Elinor Trotta, is described as a white female, 60 pounds, with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a purple coat, pink pants, and "Frozen" shoes.
The New Castle County Police Department are investigating the child's disappearance which is believed to be related to a domestic dispute that occurred in the School Side Apartments in New Castle. The NJ State Police also issued a Nixle alert and posted information about the incident to their Facebook and Twitter pages.
"At approximately 6:48 p.m., County Police responded to the 800 Block of East Basin Road (School Side Apartments) for the report of a domestic related assault," according to a statement issued by NJ State Police. "The reporting person advised that her ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Michael Trotta came to her residence, assaulted her, and took their 3-year-old daughter."
Michael Trotta is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, approximately 160 pounds, balding/short haircut, scruffy beard and mustache last seen wearing all black clothing.
"The suspect fled the scene in a 1989 gray Ford Mustang or an older model (2000s) red Ford Explorer with his 3-year-old daughter," according to the alert. He may also be traveling with an unknown adult white female.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately, the New Castle County Police Department at 302-573-2800 or visit www.nccpd.com.