Vancouver police search for missing mother, 8-year-old daughter

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KGW) — Vancouver police have asked the public to help them find a missing mother and daughter.

Meshay Melendez, 27, and her 8-year-old daughter, Layla Stewart, were last seen in the area of Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive and 77th Avenue in Vancouver in the early morning on Sunday, March 12.

Officers found a vehicle on Sunday, March 19 a short distance from where the mother and daughter were last seen. Police said they believe the vehicle belongs to Melendez.

Police said Melendez is 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes, and Layla is about 4-foot and 50 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about Meshay and Layla’s whereabouts is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Robert Givens at [email protected] or Detective Chadd Nolan at [email protected], or call 911.

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