This undated photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows 10-month-old Saavni Venna. Authorities are searching for Venna, who disappeared after her grandmother was fatally beaten inside a suburban Philadelphia apartment. Police issued an Amber Alert for the girl on Monday Oct. 22, 2012 following the discovery of her grandmother’s body at the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia, Pa. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)(Photo: Grandmother Killed Missing Baby)
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- Authorities were searching Tuesday for a
10-month-old baby who disappeared after her grandmother was found slain
inside a suburban Philadelphia apartment.
District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said investigators are focusing all
their resources on reuniting Saavni Venna with her parents and that the
two investigations are "intricately connected."
not immediately release details on the death of the girl's grandmother,
61-year-old Satyawathi Venna. Ferman would not say how the woman was
killed or whether there were any suspects in the case.
"All of our
resources are focused on finding Saavni and reuniting her with her
parents," Ferman said in an interview. "The search for the child is
intricately connected to the homicide investigation."
issued an Amber Alert for Saavni Venna on Monday following the discovery
of her grandmother's body at the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia.
Later in the night the girl's father issued a tearful plea for his
Upper Merion police Sgt. Sgt. Chuck Zadroga said
police did not immediately have any updates in the case Tuesday, but
said it was an ongoing investigation.