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Missing Wichita newborn Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca found safe in Dallas

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Baby Sophia

WICHITA, Kan. — Police Chief Gordon Ramsay confirmed Saturday morning the good news that Baby Sophia, missing since Thursday, Nov. 17th when her mother was found shot and killed, at a Wichita home, was found safe in Dallas early Saturday morning.

According to a news release, on Friday evening, investigators identified a possible suspect in the homicide and abduction. Dallas Police and the FBI in Dallas aided in the investigation. A Dallas Police SWAT Unit went to the suspect’s residence at about 4:30 Saturday morning
to execute the search warrant. They found Sophia Gonzales there.

Two adults were taken into custody.

Police said 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda’s boyfriend returned home from work Thursday to find her shot to death and their week-old daughter missing.

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Police are pressing for the public’s help in finding a missing newborn girl whose mother was shot to death in her Wichita home.

Police said Friday that 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda’s boyfriend returned home from work Thursday to find her shot to death and their week-old daughter missing.

The FBI has joined the search for Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca.

Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the girl’s father isn’t considered a suspect.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, during a news conference Friday afternoon, urged anyone with information about the missing baby to call an FBI tip line at 800-225-5324.

Police say of special interest are any reports about someone suddenly passing off a child as their own, or buying large quantities of baby formula or clothing.

Police want to talk to anyone with a relationship to the victim. Police sent out an alert Thursday night saying the driver of a purple Cadillac who was a person of interest in the case has been found and questioned. He is not considered to be a suspect.