Amber Alert issued for girl, 1, whose mother was found dead

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the name of the mother of a still missing 1-year-old toddler, who was found dead inside a Connecticut home.

On Thursday, authorities identified Christine Holloway, the mother of missing toddler Venessa Morales, as the woman who was found dead inside their home on Monday. Holloway died from blunt force trauma, according to the chief medical examiner's report.

An Amber Alert went out Wednesday and a multi-city police search is still underway. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and State Police Major Crime Squad are assisting with the search.

Police also arrested Jose Morales, the father of the girl, for alleged illegal possession of stun guns because he is a convicted felon and cannot possess weapons. But police said it is unrelated to the case and he is cooperating. The CTPost reported he is being detained in a New Haven jail on $250,000 bond and can't be released without a judge's permission.

Authorities described Venessa Morales as having brown eyes and brown hair, being 2 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighing about 17 pounds.

Originally, police issued a Silver Alert for the missing girl on Monday.