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Family members confirm missing Noelani Robinson found dead in Minnesota

Posted at 12:40 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-16 10:34:32-04

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — UPDATE: SATURDAY MARCH 16, 6:00 A.M.: Two family members and a family spokesperson confirmed to WISN 12 News in Milwaukee, WI., that missing 2-year-old Noelani Robinson was found dead in Minnesota.

12 News spoke with the family members and family spokesperson early Saturday morning.

Noelani's great Aunt, Catina Morris tweeted "Noelani has been reunited to her mom. Words cannot express the hurt in my heart. The knowts in my stomach, the breath that is hard to breathe. Please keep our

family in your prayers. Until we meet again RIP Noelani and Sierra Robinson."

Noelani Robinson may be in the company of a relative, friend or acquaintance of Dariaz Higgins, and she may be outside of Wisconsin, according to an AMBER Alert update Thursday.

Police have confirmed they're investigating tips that the 2-year-old may be in Minnesota or Michigan, TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned.

The Milwaukee Police Department is working with federal partners in the search.

The man wanted in connection with both the AMBER Alert and a homicide was taken into custody by police.

Dariaz Higgins was arrested just before 1 p.m. Wednesday at a motel near Appleton Road and Silver Spring Drive.

Another man was arrested about a mile from there for helping Higgins hide. Police have not identified him at this point.