Search Continues in South Florida for Missing Mother, Daughter

The search continues for the missing mother from Doral and her 8-year-old daughter, who have been missing for more than a week.

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and police fanned out in an area near the vicinity of Miccosukee Resort & Gaming off Krome Avenue Monday afternoon.

An FWC officer noticed a large number of buzzards flying nearby and called in a search.

Family members of 43-year-old Liliana Moreno and her daughter, Daniela, headed to the area, but nothing was found.

Also Monday, the attorney for the child's father, Gustavo Castano, told NBC 6 he wants their safe return, just like everyone.

"My client, at this point, wants to see Daniela and Liliana home safe. He obviously maintains his innocence. It seems like law enforcement has put him out into the public eye," said Michael Grieco, attorney.

Castano has been in the hospital since Friday when he cut his own neck with a box cutter when police approached his rental truck. Grieco said Castano lost his right eye when he was tased by police.

"Contemporaneous to him being in the vehicle, officers, from what I understand, tased him multiple times and one of the taser prongs actually went through his eye and he has lost his eye as a result," Greico explained. "I can't picture where tasing someone in the eyeball is appropriate."

Police said Castano was suicidal when they approached him. They said the way the tasers are deployed, it would be impossible to try and shoot someone in the eye.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Liliana and Daniela, call police immediately.

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