NEW: More information in missing 7-month-old Bismarck baby

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UPDATE: 4:45 pm Tuesday, June 25

Bismarck Police say at 4:15 pm this afternoon LeahMae was dropped off safely at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck. She is safe and health according to Bismarck Police.

Police have not identified who dropped off LeahMae Morsette. There was a person of interest in the case, however, at this point, no charges have been filed against him.

Bismarck Police Chief Dave Drayovitch says “we were hoping for this outcome and we got the result that we wanted.” Bismarck Police say they want to thank everyone, and it was because of the public that she’s safe.

The Amber Alert for LeahMae has been cancelled.


Bismarck Police are releasing new information on a missing 7-month-old baby. Cole Pfaff is being named the official person of interest.

LeahMae Dawn Morsette, who was discovered to be missing by police around 9:00 p.m on June 24th, 2019. At this time, Bismarck Police have reason to believe the mother may have left LeahMae in the care of Cole Lee Pfaff, 31 years old.  His whereabouts are currently unknown and Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate Cole. 

Cole Pfaff

Baby LeahMae was last seen at 1 am on June 24th on a neighborhood surveillance camera. She was in a stroller car seat combo. Her mother Dawn Morsette was pushing the baby at the time.

Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward, and anyone who lives in the neighborhood to check any security or doorbell cameras they may have. She was last seen on the 300 block of West Arbor Ave.

Baby LeahMae has a blue/silver diaper bag with a unicorn.

If anyone has any more photos of the baby, Police are looking for more photos to release.

Dawn Morsette the mother of LeahMae is in custody, she has not officially been charged. There is a separate person of interest in the crime according to police.

If anyone has any information on where LeahMae is, they are asked to call the Bismarck Police Department at (701) 223-1212 or your local law enforcement agency.  To remain anonymous, text BISPD with the tip to 847411 or submit an online tip at:

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