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Police: Mother reports 3-month-old missing after she disappears from home

(Roanoke Police Dept.)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police said they are investigating a report of a missing three-month-old.

They said her mother reported to them that she put her three-month-old Arieanna Day to sleep at 10 p.m. Monday, September 11.

She never left the home, but went back to check on her around 11 p.m. and her child was gone.

Her home in the 1100 block of Hanover Ave., NW was unlocked, but there was no sign of break-in, police said.

Police also said there was no indication the child was taken by force.

“At three months old I am very concerned about the child’s life," police said. "W have about a 18-24 hour window, that is if the child is receiving water. That doesn’t account for other nourishment she may need."

Police said soon after officers responded to the home, the man claiming to be Arieanna's father showed up to the home to speak with investigators.

He told officers that he did not have the child.

Both parents are cooperating with police.

"Someone out there knows what happened to this child," police said. "We seek the assistance of the community for any information as to where Arieanna may be."

Police have searched the immediate area of the home and neighborhood.

Right now, the circumstances do not meet criteria for an Amber Alert because there is no suspect description or vehicle description.

Blacksburg Police have also been called in to help with the search because of information police have received about the case.

The Department of Social Services has been contacted to see if they have any information about Arieanna.

If you have any information as to where the three-month-old may be, call 911, or 540-853-5959 to remain confidential. You can also call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST and use 1338465 as a reference number.

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