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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing child whose mother claims is dead.
Angela Dufrene was a little more than a year old when she was last seen at an apartment building on NW 18th Street and 2nd Court on November 15th.
Sources tell The Miami Herald that her mother, Marjorie Dufrene, provided police several stories about what happened to Angela, including that the little girl suffered a fall that killed her and that Dufrene placed the body in a dumpster in North Miami-Dade.
In court, Marjorie told Judge Cindy Lederman that the child “is no longer with us.”
Judge Lederman replied, “Does that mean she’s dead?” Dufrene replied, “Right.”
The judge wanted to know specifics. “Can you give me her date of death?” she asked.
Dufrene told the court, “Sometime last year.”
Despite what her mother said, Miami police are trying to figure out what became of Angela, a twin, who would be 2 years old now.
Detectives spent part of the day passing out flyers in two separate neighborhoods in hopes of getting some answers into the disappearance of a missing toddler.
“I just feel like things aren’t adding up. Two plus two don’t equal four in this situation,” resident Laquandra Johnson said.
“I hope that the baby is alive when they do find her,” neighbor Patricia Grice said.
Marjorie has had previous scrapes with the law. She was arrested back in 2013 for child neglect and battery.
She has not been charged with a crime in the case of her missing child and police say she has been cooperative and is not a person of interest at this time. Her four other children have since been taken away from her.
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471 – TIPS.