RUMFORD — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 3-year-old Kylee Morin after her mother missed a welfare check with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday.
Sgt. Douglas Maifeld said Morin, who is 3 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes, is under the legal guardianship of DHHS and has been for two years. Her mother, Elsa Konopka, 22, has had Kylee since June under an arrangement with DHHS, reports Portland television station WGME, CBS 13.
Maifeld said up until now, Konopka has shown responsibility with her daughter. A scheduled welfare check with DHHS was postponed last week, but Konopka did not show up for a rescheduled check Thursday. Maifeld said the state has had a hard time contacting Konopka, doing so by text message on Wednesday.
Konopka is also with her 1-year-old son Shawn Konopka. She was last seen Monday by neighbors, leaving after she picked up belongings. Police said Konopka was seen in a light colored station wagon driven by an adult black male. Konopka has ties to Lewiston and has family in the New Vineyard area.
Maifeld said DHHS wants to take Kylee Morin back into custody. Anyone with information is asked to contact Rumford police at 364-4551.