Man arrested for killing mother of his child, girl still missing

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MILWAUKEE (KAKE/AP) -

Milwaukee police have arrested the man wanted for killing the mother of his child, wounding a second woman and for abducting the toddler. But, there is no sign of the 2-year-old girl.

Dariaz Higgins was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on Milwaukee’s northwest side. A second person was arrested for harboring a fugitive.

The girl, Noelani Robinson, is still missing and an active Amber Alert remains in effect in her disappearance. Police say they are investigating leads that the child may be in St. Cloud, Minnesota or Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Higgins is charged with fatally shooting Sierra Robinson and wounding another woman Monday afternoon.

KMBC reports Robinson is from Kansas City. She recently flew to Milwaukee to introduce Noelani to her father, Higgins. But a relative says that he took the girl. 

Robinson told the relative last Friday that she had negotiated to get her daughter back. 


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Authorities say a man wanted in connection with an Amber Alert for a missing 2-year-old Wisconsin girl is also accused of shooting the girl's mother to death. 

Noelani Robinson was supposed to be returned to her mother in Milwaukee at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Police said Dariaz Higgins did not return Noelani as planned.

WISN reports Higgins, 34, is also wanted for a double shooting that killed the girl's mother, 24-year-old Sierra Robinson, and injured another 28-year-old woman. 

Higgins is considered armed and dangerous. Police originally reported he was last seen operating a 2014 black Cadillac with Florida license plate HVCZ95, but later would only say he was driving a black or dark blue SUV, possibly a Nissan. No details were given on a model or license plate.