The Latest: Aunt hopeful missing toddler will be found

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Posted: Apr 10, 2016 7:11 PM
The Latest: Aunt hopeful missing toddler will be found

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on missing 2-year-old girl whose mother was found slain in San Francisco (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

The sister of a woman found slain last week and whose 2-year-old girl is missing says she is hopeful her niece will be found safe.

Contessa Fitts told the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday (http://bit.ly/1qhBNq8) that police haven't told her much but she says she knows they are doing everything they can to find 2-year-old Arianna Fitts.

The girl's mother, Nicole Fitts, was found slain Friday after being reported missing a week earlier.

Police say Nicole Fitts was last seen on April 1.

Contessa Fitts says she stayed in touch with her sister and despite living in different cities, the two would get together about once a month. She says her sister was a cheerful and pleasant person.

Nicole Fitts's co-workers say she was kind and always had a smile on her face.

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11:14 a.m.

Police in San Francisco say they're looking for a 2-year-old girl whose mother was killed.

Police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said at a news conference Saturday night that Arianna Fitts is missing and considered to be at risk. She has not been seen since late February.

The girl's mother, Nicole Fitts, was found slain Friday after being reported missing a week earlier.

Gatpandan says that due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, they can't disclose any other details about the killing or any other circumstances of the case.

She says that the mother and daughter "were reported to frequent the San Francisco, San Mateo, Oakland/Emeryville, Fresno, Santa Cruz, and Silicon Valley Areas, as well as various locations in Southern California."