Detectives pass out flyers in hopes of finding information about missing toddler

Mother of Angela Dufrene, 2, says daughter is dead


MIAMI – Miami police are passing out flyers Monday in hopes of finding out information about a missing 2-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since November.

Detectives are passing out the flyers in the area of Northwest Second Court and 17th Street, as well as the Edison Projects at 352 NW 62nd St.

Police said the toddler, Angela Marjorie Dufrene, was last seen in November at a day care in Miami.

Her mother attended a shelter hearing Thursday, where she told a Miami-Dade County judge that her daughter was dead, the Miami Herald reported.

According to the Herald, Marjorie Dufrene estimated her daughter died in November and gave various stories to investigators about what happened to her daughter, including that she suffered a fatal fall and that Dufrene discarded the body in a dumpster.

Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Jessica Sims said no children remain in Dufrene's custody, including Angela's twin brother.

She said Florida's child welfare system has a history with the mother, but details remain confidential.

According to a cousin of Dufrene, the woman signed a lease in August 2014 for an apartment in Miami's Overtown neighborhood. 

She was evicted from her apartment in November 2015, the same month her toddler disappeared. A property manager confirmed she was evicted after she failed to pay her rent.

Dufrene has not been charged in her daughter's disappearance.

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