Update: Missing sisters contact parents, refuse to return

Wednesday, July 10, 9:20 p.m.: Fairfield police said two Bridgeport girls missing since Tuesday have contacted their parents, but their whereabouts are not known and they refuse to return home.

“The two juveniles reported missing made contact with their parents by phone. Apparently they are refusing to return home as a result of a family dispute over a pet,” according to a Facebook post from Fairfield police.

The girls were last seen at State Street and Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour after they were last seen by family members at Marshall’s in Fairfield.

“It’s now believed the 2 girls took a train to Waterbury to visit a friend,” according to police.

The Fairfield Police Detective Bureau will continue assisting their parents in locating their daughters, however, there is no foul play in this case. The girls are simply refusing to return home at this time. If anyone spots the runaway girls, please contact the Fairfield Police Youth Bureau at 203-254-4835 or 203-254-4840, so that two juveniles can be located and turned over to their parents.

“We would like to thank all of the callers who telephoned the police department with tips. They were incredibly helpful,” according to the Fairfield police Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 10, 10:54 a.m.: Police are looking for two Bridgeport teens who went missing last night.

Sisters Carmen Cotto, 16, and Angelica Cotto, 14, both of East Avenue, were last seen at Marshall’s on the Post Road in Fairfield around 9 p.m.

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Sisters Carmen and Angelica Cotto are seen walking into Marshall’s on the store’s surveillance camera.

The parents told police the girls were dropped off at the store by their father to meet with their mother, after which they were told to return home with their father. However, according to police, they missed their ride.

Police said the girls were not carrying a cell phone or money and had no means of getting anywhere other than local places.

As 10 a.m. today, police said the girls have not returned home.

Anyone with information is asked to called Fairfield detectives at 203-254-4840.

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