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Missing Pullman girl, 2, likely with couple who fled to Mexico

Jun 8, 2024, 6:02 PM | Updated: 6:16 pm

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Left: Missing 2-year old girl Seraya Aung Harmon. Right: The missing 2-year-old's father, Aaron Aung, with his fiancé Nadia Cole. (Photos courtesy of Pullman Police Department)

(Photos courtesy of Pullman Police Department)

The FBI is searching for an engaged couple and a missing 2-year-old girl from Pullman.

Police officials said the girl, Seraya Aung Harmon, was supposed to be returned to her mother Monday, but the father never showed up. The law enforcement agency has a warrant for the child’s father.

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“It’s hard, I can’t even really tell you what I do because I just basically think about her and try and find a way to find her,” the missing 2-year-old’s mother told KIRO Newsradio.

“Seraya was last seen with her father, Aaron Aung, on May 29,” the Pullman Police Department (PPD) stated on social media. “The two reportedly traveled to Montana on a fishing trip, but have not returned. Seraya was scheduled to be returned to her mother in Pullman on June 3, 2024. They did not appear at the scheduled custody exchange.”

A woman, Nadia Cole — who was reported missing last week after last being seen at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac Airport) — is believed to be the father’s fiancé, with law enforcement officials claiming she’s somehow involved.

“Aaron Aung may be traveling with 21-year-old Nadia Cole, formally a Pullman resident,” Pullman Police continued in its statement. “Cole was reported missing to the Port of Seattle Police Department on May 28, 2024.”

Initially, Aung was thought to have traveled to Montana because he was seen buying camping gear and a Montana map book in Moscow. However, the PPD revealed in an update Friday that Aung and Cole likely traveled to Mexico in a black 2014 Cadillac XTS with Idaho license 1L5147U.

Originally a PPD investigation, the department is working alongside the Moscow, Idaho Police Department and the FBI. The father, Aaron Aung, is from Moscow.

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Anyone with information about Seraya’s location is asked to call the Pullman Police Department or their local law enforcement agency.

Contributing: Steve Coogan

Editors’ note: This story originally was published on Thursday, June 6, 2024. It has been updated and republished multiple times since then.

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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