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3-Year-Old Girl Taken by Father Spotted in Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel Township New Jersey

Authorities from various states are working together to trace the whereabouts of a missing 3-year-old girl, taken by her father from Delaware but believed to have been spotted in Mount Laurel today possibly heading to New York.

Police believe father, 43-year-old Michael Trotta, was last seen in a bright-colored SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, in Mount Laurel, according to reports.

Trotta reportedly took Elinor Trotta after a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend last night in Delaware.

Police said that the child is in "imminent danger" due to statements Trotta allegedly made, according to the report.

Elinor is described as a female child, weighs approximately 60 pounds and has shoulder-length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a purple puffy coat, pink pants and "Frozen" sneakers. 

Trotta was described as white male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a scruffy beard. He was last seen wearing all black clothing.

The 1989 gray Mazda that police believe Trotta use to flee, was later located in Delaware. 

Police believe that Trotta may also be accompanied by an adult female.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately or contact the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800