Police search for missing mother and child from Bridgeport

Police in Bridgeport said early Thursday that they are searching for a missing mother and child.
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 6:06 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2022 at 12:28 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - Police in Bridgeport said early Thursday that they are searching for a missing mother and child.

According to police, 15-year-old Emily Benitez and her infant son were reported missing just after midnight.

Emily Benitez was reported missing by the family’s Department of Children and Families case worker.

She is described as a female. She is 5′1″ and weighs about 110 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Emily Benitez of Bridgeport was reported missing Thursday.
Emily Benitez of Bridgeport was reported missing Thursday.(WFSB)

Oliver Ortiz, a 5-month-old male and Benitez’ son, is also missing and is believed to be with Benitez.

Oliver Ortiz of Bridgeport was reported missing Thursday.
Oliver Ortiz of Bridgeport was reported missing Thursday.(WFSB)

Both have been missing since July 26.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bridgeport Police Department at 203-576-7671.