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Alert Issued For Teenage Mother, Baby Who've Gone Missing In Fairfield County

Emily Benitez and her son Oliver are missing.
Emily Benitez and her son Oliver are missing. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

Police in Fairfield County are asking the public for help locating a young mother and her infant son who have been missing for nine days.

On Wednesday, July 27, 15-year-old Emily Benitez and her 5-month-old infant son Oliver Ortiz, of Bridgeport, were reported missing by the family’s state Department of Children and Families case worker, said Capt. Kevin Gilleran, of the Bridgeport Police.

"To fit the criteria for an amber alert there needs to be an imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death," Gilleran said. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, a Silver Alert was issued by the state Department of Public Safety, he said.

Emily is described as approximately 5-foot, 110 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. The baby, Oliver, also has brown hair and eyes, Gilleran said.

"The Bridgeport Police Department is working with our law enforcement partners to bring this incident to a safe and speedy conclusion," he added. "We are asking for the public’s help in locating Emily and Oliver."

 Anyone with information should immediately contact the case officer Det. Anthony Caiazzo at 475-319-0244 anthony.caiazzo@bridgeportct.gov, or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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