MILWAUKEE, Wis. — It has been more than 24 hours since an Amber Alert went out in Wisconsin for a Kansas City toddler, and there was still no sign of her Wednesday morning.
Her grandfather is now begging for her return.
"It's just minute by minute," Hank Robinson said.
Every second 2-year-old Noelani Robinson is missing feels like a lifetime to her grandfather.
According to Robinson, his daughter Sierra Robinson, 24, and granddaughter Noelani were living in Kansas City. He said Robinson was trying to rebuild her life when she was shot and killed Monday in Milwaukee.
Robinson said the suspect in Robinson's death and the father of Noelani, 34-year-old Dariaz Higgins, had never met the child. But back in January, Higgins convinced Robinson to bring Noelani to Milwaukee for a visit.
"Sierra's mission was to leave here and connect with the child's father to give him an opportunity and his children," Robinson said.
Court records say Robinson went with a friend to meet Higgins and get her daughter back. The pair were in the car with Higgins when they stopped at an apartment at 91st and Mill Road. He told Robinson that Noelani was inside, and as Robinson and her friend walked to the door, Higgins allegedly shot them multiple times.
"My message for him is surface," Robinson said. "Tell your side of the story."
Robinson is pleading with Higgins to drop his granddaughter off somewhere safe.
"I need my grand-baby back," he said. "I need my daughter too, but at least my granddaughter."
Milwaukee police said right now, they do not know where Higgins is heading or if he even has Noelani with him. They are asking the public to share the Amber Alert on social media and be on the lookout for both them.