• Emily Tajildeen, 4, was last seen on Dec. 16 with her biological mother
  • Police were called after her mother failed to appear with Emily for a scheduled exchange with her biological father
  • Mother is a Chinese national suspected to have fled to China

A Silver Alert was issued on Friday for a missing Connecticut girl last seen with her biological mother, who is suspected to have fled the country, police said.

Connecticut State Police issued the alert for Emily Tajildeen, 4, of Mansfield, who has been missing since Dec. 16. She was last seen with her biological mother Na Li, 39, who is also considered missing.

Police have not issued a missing person alert for Li while Emily is considered an ‘endangered runaway.’

State police said they were alerted to Emily’s disappearance after she failed to appear with Li for a scheduled exchange with Emily’s biological father. Investigators were sent to Li’s home in Mansfield and discovered it empty. No one had reported seeing or hearing from Li after she and Emily went missing.

Investigators said Li is a Chinese national and may have fled with Emily to China.

Emily is described as a young Asian female with black hair and brown eyes, standing 3-feet-tall and weighing 35 pounds. Connecticut State Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Police Scene
Representational image of a crime scene. Suzanne Cordiero/AFP/Getty Images