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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Fayetteville couple has been charged with murdering the mother’s 18-month-old child.

Vanessa Sanchez and Andrew Tomczak

Vanessa Sanchez and Andrew Tomczak

Authorities are now searching for Vanessa Sanchez, 20, and her fiance 21-year-old Andrew Tyler Tomczak. Both are facing first-degree murder and child abuse inflicting serious injury charges in the death of 18-month-old Violet Cortez.

An autopsy from the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released Tuesday shows the baby died of “non-accidental head injuries” Jan. 29.

At the time, Fayetteville authorities said her parents called 911 after she was found unresponsive in the couple’s Haymount apartment.

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