Investigators from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families have, over the last two days, interviewed both parents of missing Gloucester 2-year-old Caleigh Harrison as part of a probe into the safety and well-being of Caleigh's 4-year-old sister Elizabeth.
Sources close to the families told the Times that investigators spoke at length with Allison Hammond, Caleigh's and Elizabeth's mother, on Monday, then spoke for more than an hour today to Anthony Harrison, Hammond's estranged husband and the girls' father.
State DCF officials were asked to look into the case after Anthony Harrison raised questions with Rockport Police last week regarding Elizabeth's safety given Hammond's purported "state of mind" in the wake of Caleigh's April 19 disappearance. Rockport Police and Massachusetts State Police, who have been leading the investigation and had been heading the searches for Caleigh since she vanished while on an outing with her mother and sister to Long Beach that day, are mandated to pass on any such concerns of neglect and/or potential abuse charges to state child welfare investigators.
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