Elle Ragin, a 6-year-old girl from Minnesota, is missing, her mother Lisa Wade was found dead in an apparent suicide

Minnesota police have launched a desperate search for a 6-year-old girl who has been missing since her mother was found dead in an apparent suicide over the weekend.

The body of Lisa Wade, 39, was discovered inside her Rice County home by police around noon Saturday. However, the woman’s young daughter, Elle Ragin, was nowhere to be found.

Authorities believe Wade’s death – which they say was self-inflicted – is linked to the disappearance of little Elle.

“Police have reason to believe that Wade may have been involved in Elle’s disappearance prior to committing suicide,” the Rice County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Investigators had not found the girl Sunday evening.

“Authorities are processing Wade’s home and vehicle for clues and have conducted searches of the area with dog teams, drones and the State Patrol Helicopter with negative results,” the official said. sheriff’s office.

The office released photos and a description of the girl in hopes of finding her.

She is about 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 45 pounds. She has brown eyes and curly brown hair, according to the description provided by the sheriff.

She is pictured smiling alongside Wade in two of the photos shared by the sheriff’s office. The image shows the mother-daughter duo wearing matching outfits as Wade beams lovingly at his young daughter.

In another, little Elle smiles broadly at the camera with a flower crown in her hair and a bright red tutu.

“Police are actively investigating this matter and are asking for the public’s assistance,” the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators have asked anyone who has seen Elle or Wade in the past two weeks to call Northfield police at 507-645-4477.

The FBI field office in Minneapolis and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are assisting local law enforcement with the investigation.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free, confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

New York Post

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