BRIDGETON, Mo. ( -- Police believe a mother killed her daughter before taking her own life in Bridgeton. 

Officers with the Bridgeton Police Department issued an Endangered Person Advisory Wednesday for 37-year-old Kanisha Richardson and her 2-year-old daughter Ava Richardson. 

The mother and daughter were found dead inside a car in the 12100 block of Nottingham in Bridgeton just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators believe it was a murder-suicide. They also said a gun was recovered after the two were found.

Authorities said Kanisha made some suicidal statements and she may had been armed with a firearm when the advisory was sent out on Wednesday. 

If you know anything about this incident, call the Bridgeton Police Department at 314-739-7557.

MISSING: Ava and Kanisha Richardson

Police are looking for 37-year-old Kanisha Richardson and her 2-year-old daughter, Ava, after they were last seen Jan. 11.

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