Tucson Police assist Marana PD in search for missing baby
CREATED Jan. 29, 2013
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police are now searching for a man who is currently under investigation with the Marana Police Department.
Last November, family members of 25-year-old Luis Palacio filed a report with the Tucson Police Department regarding his disappearance with his daughter, two-year-old Caroline Oddo, according to Sgt. Maria Hawke with Tucson Police.
At the time of Palacio's disappearance, Palacio left a note saying that he was leaving the state, Hawke said.
Hawke tells 9OYS that Palacio is Caroline's father and that he is still married to the little girl's mother. Furthermore, there is no restriction in place preventing Palacio from having custody of his daughter. However, a warrant has been issued charging Palacio with one count of custodial interference.
So far, several attempts to locate Palacio and Caroline have been unsuccessful, according to Hawke.
On Sunday, January 27, Marana police began investigating the whereabouts of a missing 10-month-old child, Estella Lovemore and her mother, 21-year-old Danielle Lovemore, Hawke says.
According to Sgt. Jose Alvarez with the Marana Police Department, Estella and her mother went missing following a supervised visit at Gymnastics World in which the baby's grandparents were present.
Estella, who is under the care and custody of Child Protective Services, has red hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a pink jacket. Danielle Lovemore is about 5-foot-4-inches-tall and weighs 145 pounds. She has red hair and green eyes.
Police say no one saw Danielle get into a car or walk away with the baby, Alvarez said.
Palacio was named as a person of interest in the investigation after police learned of a romantic relationship between him and Danielle Lovemore. Monday, police issued a felony warrant for custodial interference for Danielle Lovemore.
Hawke tells KGUN9 that the circumstances under the Marana Police Department investigation differ from those under the Tucson Police Department investigation due to the fact that Palacio was not restricted from having custody of his daughter, while custody restrictions were in place regarding Estella's mother.
The Marana Police Department investigation leads Tucson police to believe Palacio returned to the Tucson area. Tucson police plan to assist Marana police with their efforts to find Palacio, Lovemore and the two girls, Caroline and Estella, Hawke says.
If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of these individuals, police urge you to call 9-1-1, the Marana or Tucson Police Departments or 88-CRIME.