Amber Alert: New Castle police say father took 3-year-old after assaulting her mother

New Castle police are looking for Michael Trotta and his daughter, Elinor.
New Castle police are looking for Michael Trotta and his daughter, Elinor.
New Castle police are looking for Michael Trotta and his daughter, Elinor.
New Castle police are looking for Michael Trotta and his daughter, Elinor.

The New Castle County Police Department are searching for a child that is missing from her home.

Police say a domestic related incident that occurred in the community of School Side Apartments in New Castle.

At approximately 6:48 p.m., County Police responded to the 800 Block of East Basin Rd. (School Side Apartments) for the report of a domestic related assault. The woman at the residence said her ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Michael Trotta came to her residence, assaulted her and took their 3-year-old daughter, Elinor.

Trotta is a white male, 5’8” tall, approximately 160 pounds, balding short haircut, scruffy beard and mustache last seen wearing all black clothing.

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Elinor is approximately 60 pounds, heavy set, brown shoulder length hair, last seen wearing a purple puffy coat, pink pants and “Frozen” sneakers.

Police believe the child is in imminent danger and that Trotta may have fled with her to the state of New Jersey possibly heading to New York City.

Police say a Trotta fled the scene in a 1989 gray Mazda 626, which has been found not far from the apartment building.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911 immediately. Citizens may also call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800 or can visit our website at www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.