• vanessa morales Jan 15

    Police Release Age-Enhanced Photo of Vanessa Morales, Girl Missing Since December 2019

    The Ansonia Police Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have released an age-enhanced photo of Vanessa Morales, a child who has been missing since December 2019 when her mother was found dead in their home. Vanessa Morales was 1 year old at the time of her disappearance. She is now almost 2 and a half years old….

  • Ansonia Sep 2, 2020

    Man Charged in Killing of 20-Year-Old Derby Mother

    Ansonia police have arrested a man accused of murdering a Derby mother. Police said 20-year-old Rosali Acquefreda, of Derby, was found with serious injuries after a report of a possible hit-and-run on Coe Lane and North Coe Lane Sunday afternoon. She died of her injuries, which police said were not consistent with a crash, at the hospital. The State of…

  • Ansonia Jan 3, 2020

    Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Ansonia

    A man is dead after a police-involved shooting on in Ansonia on Thursday night. Ansonia Police Chief Andrew Cota said during a news conference on Friday morning that a woman arrived at the police department around 7:35 p.m. Thursday and said her boyfriend, who had become physically aggressive, was at the home in violation of a protective order that was…

  • Amber Alert Jan 2, 2020

    Police Say Child in Video Is Not Missing Connecticut Baby

    Ansonia police continue to search for 1-year-old Vanessa Morales, who has been missing since Dec. 2, and they said Thursday that a child spotted in surveillance video from Bridgeport Hospital resembled the missing child but is not her. One-year-old Vanessa Morales was reported missing on Dec. 2 after her 43-year-old mother, Christine Holloway, was found dead in her Myrtle Avenue…

  • Ansonia Dec 23, 2019

    Car Goes Airborne, Crashes Into House in Connecticut

    Dramatic surveillance footage shows an out-of-control car slam into a house in Ansonia Monday. Ansonia police said shortly before the crash, around noon, they received a report from Derby police of a car driving erratically on Derby Avenue toward Ansonia. The video shows the car trying to take a corner and going up on a curb, clipping a street sign,…

  • Amber Alert Dec 18, 2019

    Father Suspected in Daughter's Disappearance, Her Mother's Death

    A man suspected in the disappearance of his 1-year-old daughter and the death of her mother appeared in court Wednesday on unrelated charges from a case in New Haven. Jose Morales, 43, of New Haven, Conn., is the father of Vanessa Morales, a 1-year-old baby who was reported missing on Dec. 2 after her mother, Christine Holloway, was found dead…

  • Amber Alert Dec 18, 2019

    Father Named Suspect in Disappearance of Ansonia Toddler

    Ansonia police on Tuesday named the father of Vanessa Morales, Jose Morales, as a suspect in the disappearance of the 1-year-old girl. Police had already called Jose Morales a suspect in the death of the girl’s mother, Christine Holloway, but until now had not named him a suspect in his daughter’s disappearance. Jose Morales has been in custody since...

  • Amber Alert Dec 14, 2019

    Father of Missing Toddler Named Suspect in Mother's Homicide: Sources

    The father of a missing 1-year-old Ansonia girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert has been named a suspect in the investigation into the homicide of the girl’s mother, two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation confirm to NBC Connecticut.

  • missing ansonia baby Dec 6, 2019

    State Police Search for Missing Ansonia Baby in Derby

    Connecticut State Police were searching in Derby for the missing 1-year-old from Ansonia who is the center of an Amber Alert on Friday afternoon. State police K9s were seen searching in the woods near St. Michael’s Parish, according to an NBC Connecticut crew at the scene. Troopers were in Derby assisting Ansonia with their investigation, according to State Police....

  • missing child Dec 3, 2019

    Toddler Missing From Connecticut Home After Mom Found Dead

    Connecticut State Police have issued an AMBER Alert for a missing 1-year-old baby girl after responding to a home in Ansonia, Connecticut, Monday night and finding the baby’s mother dead and no sign of the child, according to police.

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