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Little girl left alone at bus station leads police to mother's dead body

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Police in Stamford, Connecticut are searching for Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, after finding a 5-year-old girl left alone inside a bus terminal on Monday. Police in Stamford, Connecticut are searching for Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, after finding a 5-year-old girl left alone inside a bus terminal on Monday.

by Karen McCormick, KHQ Local News

STAMFORD, Conn. - Police are searching for a man who reportedly abandoned his 5-year-old daughter alone at the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal Nov.14.

After bystanders noticed the girl had been alone for quite some time, they alerted police. The girl explained her father had told her wait for him until he came back, but he never returned.

The girl was able to lead authorities to her family's apartment in Connecticut. When police arrived, they found the child's mother dead.

The child and her mother had only moved into the apartment days before the incident from New Jersey. The mother's identity has not been released.

The father, Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, was caught on surveillance and police have described him as 5-foot-8 with long black hair, and around 140 pounds.

Stamford Police Lt. Tom Barcello said Ruono is a person of interest and police are considering this a murder investigation.

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