Six-Year-Old Minnesota Girl is Missing After Her Mother is Found Dead at Their Home from Apparent Suicide

CREDIT: RICE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Police are desperate to find a 6-year-old Minnesota girl who was missing when her mother was found dead at home on Saturday afternoon.

Rice County Sheriff’s Office confirmed via a statement on Facebook that Lisa Wade, 39 was “dead from an apparent suicide” after authorities arrived at her residence in the 600 block of Maple Brook Ct in Northfield. However, authorities cannot locate little girl Elle Ragin.

The child’s disappearance is believed to be connected to her mother’s death. “Police have reason to believe Wade may have been involved in Elle’s disappearance before taking her own life,” the statement read.

In a press release sent to PEOPLE on Sunday, police said that authorities are “processing the family home and vehicle for clues of her disappearance and have conducted searches of the area with canine teams, drones, and the State Patrol Helicopter with negative results.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Shafiq Najib