Feb 2, 2013 6:30 PM by Erika Flores

Families unite to find missing toddlers

TUCSON-The families of two missing little girls are asking for your help to find them.

11-month-old Estella Lovemore was last seen six days ago with her mother, and two-year-old Caroline Oddo disappeared in November.

Police believe her father Luis Palacio took her.

Investigators believe both cases could be connected.

They've issued a warrant for Palacio and for Danielle Lovemore, Estella's mother.

Saturday morning, families gathered at Reid Park to spread the word on the girls' disappearance.

They handed out flyers, magnets and green ribbons to spread awareness about Estella and Caroline.

Anna Oddo, missing two-year-old Caroline's mother, has been covering ground, hanging flyers of her daughter's disappearance every step of the way.

"Over two months is way too long to be away from your mother when you're two," said Oddo. "I'm more hopeful than I have been in a while."

She's more hopeful now that her family has teamed up with Richter Lewis, missing 11-month-old Estella Lovemore's dad.

"Anything to get both of our children back safely," said Lewis.

Police believe Danielle Lovemore and Luis Palacio may have Caroline and Estella.

Palacio is Caroline's father and Lovemore is Estella's mother.

"We want them to come home," said Mary Oddo, Caroline's grandmother. "This is a horrible nightmare. Yes. This is a grandma's worst nightmare."

Neither one had full custody of the kids.

Caroline's parents had shared custody of her.

Estella stayed with foster parents.

Police have warrants out for both Palacio and Lovemore for custodial interference.

"Tell Danielle and Luis that we're sure that they're scared but just try to do what's right for both families and we'll work things out. Just get the babies home," said Lisa Brown, Estella's aunt.

For Hannah Holt, this hits close to home.

"I was a foster child, so I find it really scary that parents just take their kids back," said Holt.

She's selling candle warmers to raise funds for the families' search efforts.

Throughout the day, over 100 volunteers picked up flyers to pass out in different areas of town.

"I think that we're doing a good job," said Caroline's mom.

The family is encouraging the community to print out these flyers from this Facebook page to post across the community:


If you would like to buy a candle warmer to raise funds for the families' search efforts click here:



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