Police officers who found girl abandoned in bus terminal take her home where they discover her mother’s dead body
|Elmer Gomez Ruono|
(Scroll down for video) Police found a young girl all alone at New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Surveillance video showed her father, Elmer Gomez Ruono, 32, dropping the child off and leaving her there.
The 5-year-old girl was alone for many hours, until an officer spotted her, police said.
The child, who only speaks Spanish, was taken to the police station. Police learned that the girl lived with her parents in Connecticut.
When officers went to the child’s home, they found her mother, who was in her early 30s, dead. Detectives said that there were signs of a struggle at the home.
Police said that the family recently moved from Flemington, New Jersey.
Police are not sure if the child, who was unharmed, witnessed the murder. She is being cared for by child services in New York City, while police are looking to question her father.
So far, he was not located.