Amber Alert issued for missing Colorado toddler

Two-year-old Essence Lovato was last seen Monday night in Colorado Springs with a friend of her mother's.

Police in Colorado Springs, Colo., have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 2-year-old girl who was last seen Monday night.

Essence Lovato was with her mother’s friend, 28-year-old Tonia Shetina, late Monday, The Denver Post reported.

The girl’s mother knew she was with Shetina, who was supposed to drive Essence to her grandfather’s house, police said.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation records show that Shetina has also used the names Tonia Marie Klotzbech and Tonia Marie Klotzbach. She was arrested in October on suspicion of aggravated motor vehicle theft.

She was driving a 2000 Green Honda Accord when she was seen Monday night with Essence.

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