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A mother and daughter last seen in the early morning hours of Tuesday are now being sought by police who say the pair disappeared under suspicious circumstances, but would not elaborate.

Police have said that they do not believe the mother would harm herself or her child.

The Lansing State Journal reports the mother's purse was found on the side of the road not far from the residence from which they departed on Tuesday at around 3am.  Inside the purse was her credit cards and other personal items.

The car the pair were in was located unoccupied in Ypsilanti Township.  The pair are from Hamburg Township.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Amanda Hayward, 30, or Sapphire Palmer, 7, you are urged to call 911 immediately.