Missing mother and toddler found dead in vehicle Saturday

Associated Press
The Rolla Daily News

BRIDGETON — A mother and toddler who were reported missing last week were found dead in their vehicle in north St. Louis County on Saturday.

Bridgeton Police said Kanisha Richardson, 37 and two-year-old Ava Richardson of Bridgeton were found Saturday near an apartment complex inside their 2014 GMC Terrain. The two were reported missing on Wednesday — two days after they were last seen near their home. 

Police did not release the cause of death. When the two were reported missing, authorities said Kanisha Richardson had made some suicidal statements.