ANSONIA, CT (WFSB) - As police are still looking for a 1-year-old who is missing from Ansonia, they're also investigating a homicide at the child's home.

Police said Venessa Morales was last seen by family members on Friday.

She was reported missing after officers did a well-being check at her home on Myrtle Avenue.

Also when police arrived Monday evening, they found a woman dead inside. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

While police haven't identified the victim, the Associated Press said the woman is the girl's mother.

“This is a two part investigation. First is a homicide investigation, the second is a missing child investigation. We have enlarged all of our resources to investigate this case. Our main focus at the moment is finding Venessa Morales and making sure she is safe," said Ansonia Police Chief Andrew Cota.

Police said the child's father is at his parents' house in New Haven and is cooperating. He has not yet been identified.

During a news conference, police said the father of the child occasionally stayed at the home but didn't live there.

Police said the mother and child lived at the home.

Troopers described Venessa as standing 2'2" tall and weighing 17 pounds.

She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police said they do not have a suspect at this time but they are following several leads.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ansonia Police Department at 203-735-1885.

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