Intense search underway for missing toddler last seen 2 weeks ago

Updated: Feb. 12, 2021 at 4:31 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - An intense police search is underway for a missing 18-month-old who was last seen two weeks ago, when she was dropped off to her father.

Police identified the child as Kytana Ancog.

“Help me look for my baby. She means the world to me. I love her so much,” said Kytana’s mother Ashley Ancog.

Kytana was dropped off Jan. 31 to her father, Travis Rodrigues, at his Kaulainahee Place address in Aiea.

“She dropped the baby off with him and never got her back,” said Lisa Mora, Kytana’s grandmother. “I just want the public treat it as if it were their child or their grandchild.”

“Maybe you don’t necessarily know where they are today, but let’s say you saw them a couple days ago, maybe even a week ago, where was the last time you saw them and what time? Give us any kind of information. That would be very beneficial to the investigation,” said Sgt. Chris Kim, Honolulu CrimeStoppers Coordinator.

Rodrigues is a convicted felon with a long criminal history.

He served time in both federal prison and the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

In 2004, he was arrested for drug and firearms violations. Law enforcement said he was known to bring machine guns to drug deals.

Ahead of his sentencing in 2006, he sent a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Susan Mollway.

“I have been addicted to ice for about six years,” he wrote. “I do admit that I have a problem and I am asking for help.” The letter was signed Travis Heffelinger, which police say is one of his aliases.

HNN cameras were there when agents and officers arrested Rodrigues in 2016
HNN cameras were there when agents and officers arrested Rodrigues in 2016(None)

Rodrigues spent about a decade in prison. In 2016, Hawaii News Now cameras were there when he was arrested by deputy U.S. Marshals and Honolulu police for violating probation.

Two years later, he was one of CrimeStoppers most wanted men for a robbery in which police said he held up two people during a drug deal.

That case was dismissed by Circuit Court Judge Rowena Somerville, despite objections from prosecutors who asked that the case be delayed because a witness had moved to Las Vegas.

Rodrigues is known to frequent the Aiea, Pearl City, Kalihi and Waipahu areas.

Kytana is described as weighing about 40 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees Kytana is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

This story will be updated.

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