MDPD Combing for Clues in Disappearance of Doral Mother, Daughter

The search for a missing girl and her mother led police in a new direction. Officials were at a South Florida lake Tuesday, combing for clues.

There has been no sign of 43-year-old Liliana Moreno or her 8-year-old daughter, Daniela, who have been missing for more than a week.

Miami-Dade Police blocked off an area along the shore of a lake at Northwest 127th Avenue at 17th Street.

Aerial footage showed MDPD moments after officers put a boat in the water. Two divers were on the boat for about an a hour, using some sort of computer to search, but they never got into the water.

Liliana and Daniela disappeared under suspicious circumstances a week ago. Their family has been searching for them, passing out flyers to spread the word.

"We don't live here so we can feel alone but the community helps us, that is more important," said Eduardo Moreno, Liliana's brother.

Authorities have looked for Liliana and Daniela in the Everglades and other waterways, and Tuesday in west Miami-Dade, but nothing has been found.

Gustavo Castano, the girl's father has been questioned, but not named a person of interest. He's been in the hospital since Friday when police said he threatened suicide. He lost an eye when officers tased him. He is maintaining his innocence as the search for the mother and daughter continues.

Meanwhile, dozens gathered Tuesday evening for a mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, praying the two will come home safe.

"It's so surreal, it's hard. We try to stay strong and positive and pray as hard as we can. We can't sleep at night, we can't continue like this, we need help from the public," said Aislinn Dias, family friend.

"They have faith. I just talked to the brother and they have faith. They're waiting for a miracle, like we're doing," said Deacon Manuel Jimenez.

Anyone with information on Liliana and Daniela should call police immediately.

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