Police: Missing 2-year-old girl from Milwaukee found dead near Austin, MN

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Police confirmed Saturday morning that the body of 2-year-old Noelani Robinson had been located in a ditch alongside Highway 218, 15 miles north of Austin, Minnesota.

An AMBER alert was issued Monday night to help find her.

Robinson’s father, Dariaz Higgins, who’s accused of killing her mother and abducting Robinson, was arrested in Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee.

Police said he’s only given them false information about her whereabouts.

Police say a department of public works employee on his way home from work Friday evening called police after observing “something out of the norm” in a ditch in the town of Blooming Prairie.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension were on scene throughout the night.

Milwaukee Police say the 2-year-old’s body was found wrapped in a blanket. Police say her death appeared to have occurred earlier in the week. An autopsy has been scheduled.

The father is being held in Milwaukee awaiting charges.

KBJR Staff

KBJR Staff

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