BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police are looking for help finding a 2-week-old baby.
They say Danayely Esquilin-Pacheco was last seen with her mother, 29-year-old Dannysha Esquilin. Esquilin was described as 5’2″, 150 lbs. and having brown eyes. She’s now believed to have black or dark brown hair.
They were last seen in the area of Oishei Children’s Hospital on August 21, when Kaleida Health says the two were discharged from the facility.
“It is our understanding that Child Protective Services (CPS) recently opened a case and is now looking for
Ms. Pacheco, but it was well after a safe discharge for both mom and baby,” Kaleida said.
Buffalo Police confirm that CPS filed a missing persons report with BPD after the agency could not get in contact with Esquilin.
No Amber Alert was issued, because according to police, there’s no information to suggest the two are in danger.
“An Amber Alert would only apply if it was a kidnapping, something of that nature a crime like that so this does not apply in that regard,” Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said.
Investigators will comb through surveillance video near Oishei Children’s Hospital.
“That’s part of what our Special Victims detectives do, they specialize in missing person cases, work with a wide variety of partners on that, so they that would be one aspect that they would look into. In a missing person case, you’re going to start from the last time they were seen and then you go from there,” Gramaglia said.
Kaleida says it will work with CPS and Buffalo police to assist however they can. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call 911.
Nationally, missing child cases have been declining.
According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, just under 340,000 missing child reports were made last year. However, NCMEC says their caseloads have been going up.