Miami police are continuing to search for a missing 2-year-old, even though the child's mother has told a judge that the child died.

Media outlets report 30-year-old Marjorie Dufrene told Miami Circuit Court Judge Cindy Lederman last week that her daughter, Angela, was dead.

According to courtroom audio, Lederman asked Dufrene where Angela was. Dufrene's attorney, who is not named in the audio, replied that he would assert her right against self-incrimination.

The girl's disappearance was discovered last week after an anonymous tip spurred an investigation by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Dufrene hasn't been charged with a crime.

Police believe Angela was last seen in November 2015 in the area of the apartment she lived in, located in Miami's Overtown neighborhood. The family doesn't live in the apartment anymore.