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Pa. baby abducted after grandmother was killed, police say

Satyavathi Venna with her granddaughter, Saanvi Venna, in an undated photo. The woman, 61, was found slain Monday.

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Satyavathi Venna with her granddaughter, Saanvi Venna, in an undated photo. The woman, 61, was found slain Monday.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Authorities searched Tuesday for a 10-month-old girl who was declared missing after her grandmother, who was baby-sitting her, was found slain inside the family’s apartment in a Philadelphia suburb.

Investigators are focusing on reuniting Saanvi Venna with her parents in two investigations that are ‘‘intricately connected,’’ said Montgomery County’s district attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman.

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Investigators did not immediately release details on the death of the girl’s grandmother, 61-year-old Satyavathi Venna. Ferman would not say how the woman was killed or whether there were any suspects, but investigators believe the abduction occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday.

‘‘All of our resources are focused on finding Saanvi and reuniting her with her parents,’’ Ferman said in an interview. ‘‘The search for the child is intricately connected to the homicide investigation.’’

Police issued an Amber alert for Saanvi on Monday following the discovery of her paternal grandmother’s body at the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia, about 15 miles west of Philadelphia.

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