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Police Expand Search for Missing 2-Year-Old Girl from San Francisco

The toddler, Arianna Fitts, and her 32-year-old mother, Nicole Fitts, were reported missing by police last week.

Law enforcement agencies throughout California continue to search for a missing 2-year-old girl from San Francisco.

The toddler, Arianna Fitts, and her 32-year-old mother, Nicole Fitts, were reported missing by police last week. A few days later, the mother's body was found dead in San Franciso's John McLaren Park.

"She was a lovely person and liked by everyone that worked with her," said Martha Ryan, who runs the Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco.

The program also serves as a resource center for families living in poverty. Ryan said Nicole Fitts, who worked at a Best Buy in San Francisco, used the center for parenting classes.

"We try to work with them to help them get to stable, so that they don't need us anymore," Ryan said.

Ryan said Nicole Fitts has not been at the center since October, which she added was a good thing.

Police said Nicole Fitts' missing daughter is at risk.

"It's very critical that the public keeps an eye out for this little girl," San Francisco Police spokesperson Grace Gatpandan said. "We want to bring her home safe."

Those back at the Homeless Prenatal Program who saw Nicole Fitts get back on track are devastated.

"It was very emotional and the staff is still grieving," Ryan said.

Arianna and Nicole Fitts frequented San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Oakland, Emeryville and other California cities, said police, who have also notified authorities in those cities to be on the lookout for the missing child. 

Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, police said they can't disclose any other details about the killing or any other circumstances of the case.

Anyone who sees Arianna is asked to immediately call 911.

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