From NBC Los Angeles:

Police are seeking the public’s help to find a 3-year-old girl and her father after the two failed to appear for a court-ordered hand-off to the child’s mother in Los Angeles.

41-year old Galen Michael Day and his daughter, Elizabeth Day, were scheduled to meet the girl’s mom, Jenna Johnston, at Los Angeles International Airport. Day, who lives in Atlanta, arrived Friday but never met Johnson and abandoned his luggage at the airport, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Day told a mutual friend that he and his daughter were in a hotel somewhere in Los Angeles but he would not disclose his location and he did not want to speak with Johnston, police said.

He then hung up the phone and has not been heard from since, police said.

Day and Johnson have joint custody of the child, each keeping her for two weeks at a time.

Police issued a C.A.R.E. alert (Child Abduction Regional Emergency) saying the case did not meet the criteria for an Amber alert based on its severity.

“There was no indication the child was in imminent danger or that the child would be harmed,” said Sgt. Robert Alaniz of the LAPD.

Day was described as a 41 year-old, male, African American, with brown hair and brown eyes, 5’-10”, 165 pounds, medium build with a medium complexion. Elizabeth Day was described as Caucasian, with brown hair, brown eyes, 30 inches tall and weighs 45 pounds, thin with a dark complexion.

Day is believed to be driving a red 2011 Ford Mustang with California license plates 6LRN864.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Northeast Area Police Station at (213) 485-2563.

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