There are new updates in the Elinor Trotta, AMBER Alert case. On Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, 2015, authorities with the New Castle County Police Department held a press conference that provided more information regarding the search for the abducted three-year-old, Delaware child. During the press conference, New Castle County Police Col. Elmer Setting spoke and assured that the department was working in cooperation with the F.B.I. to bring Elinor safely home.
“We are going to go to all lengths to find this girl,” Col. Elmer Setting stated.
Elinor Trotta’s mother , Dawn Barkus, spoke at the podium and made a tearful plea for the safe return of her daughter.
The AMBER Alert has expanded across multiple states and everyone is encouraged to keep a lookout for the missing child and her father, Michael Trotta, 39.
According to a report by WDEL, authorities retrieved the original vehicle allegedly used in the abduction. The vehicle was described as a 1989 Mazda 626. This is the vehicle that is listed on the missing child poster for Elinor Trotta issued by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Authorities are no longer looking for that vehicle and ask the public to look for an older model, red Ford Explorer. You may see a similar vehicle in the picture accompanying this article.
Authorities say that on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, they responded to calls for an alleged domestic altercation at the School Side Apartments in New Castle, Delaware. The victim stated she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Trotta, 39, who subsequently fled with their three-year-old daughter, Elinor. Reports state that authorities believe the child is in imminent danger based upon statements made by Trotta, though they haven’t revealed what those statements are.
If you have any information regarding this case or know the whereabouts of Michael Trotta or his daughter Elinor, you are asked to notify the New Castle County Police Department at 1-302-573-2800. Please call 911 in case of an emergency.
Michael Trotta is described as a 39-year-old white male who is balding with short hair, a mustache and scruffy beard. He stands 5’8” tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen dressed in all black clothing.
Elinor Trotta is a white, female child who is three-year-old. She is described as heavy-set and weighs approximately 60 pounds. She has shoulder length brown hair. She was last seen wearing “Frozen” sneakers, a purple puffy jacket and pink pants.
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