An amber alert has been issued for a 2-year-old child who went missing after his mother was brutally killed by an unidentified individual inside her apartment in St. Petersburg, Florida, Thursday.

Authorities are also seeking the public's help in finding the toddler identified as Taylen Mosley.

The child's mother, 20-year-old Pashun Jeffery, was found dead in her Lincoln Shores apartment located at 11601 Fourth Street North, WKRG-TV reported.

St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said they discovered Jeffery's corpse in what was described as a "very violent homicide scene," as per NBC News.

Jeffery and Mosley were last seen by their family members at around 5:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, according to Holloway. A neighbor heard a commotion coming from her apartment at around 9:30 p.m. of the same day, but no one called cops.

When family members didn't hear from the mother the next morning, they asked the apartment staff to check up on her. It was then that Jeffery's body was found.

"I can tell you it's a very violent homicide scene in the apartment," Holloway said, according to the outlet. "Our main concern is we need to find this 2-year-old. We need to know where he is."

Mosley wasn't found with his father, police reportedly said.

Authorities are currently investigating Jeffery's death, but they are primarily trying to locate the child.

"We have all hands on deck. We have every detective that we have in-house doing double shifts. Everyone is coming in to try to search the complex and try to find this child," Fernandez said, as reported by WKRG-TV. "The longer he is missing, the more difficult this gets. We need to find this child."

The search operation is being carried out by federal, state and county officials. K-9 units, as well as drones, have been deployed as part of the search efforts. Police are also conducting a grid search across the state. However, no video footage linked to Mosley's disappearance has been found yet.

"They are going door to door to see if anybody has any type of cameras or if anything that they saw law night or saw today that was suspicious so we can follow up on those leads," Holloway told the outlet.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Petersburg Police.

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