Suspects, Motives Sought in Abduction, Murder

10-month-old Saanvi Venna's family had just moved to King of Prussia in June of this year. Authorities seek to identity anyone with a motive to harm the family.

Local authorities on Tuesday were working with the FBI to identify any suspects of motives in Monday's suspected abduction of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna from her home in a King of Prussia apartment tower on Monday.

Authorities said Saanvi's 61-year-old grandmother, Satyavathi Venna, was found murdered in the home when Upper Merion Township Police arrived at the scene early Monday afternoon.

Satyavathi Venna, who was visiting from India, had been staying with her son, Venkata Konda Siva Venna (Saanvi's father) and her daughter-in-law, Chenchu Latha Punuru, Saanvi's mother.  The elder Venna was scheduled to return to India in January. Her body was being autopsied on Tuesday, authorities said.

The family had been living in the apartment since June of this year after emigrating from India in 2007. They had previously lived in San Antonio, Texas, Troy, Michigan, and Cleveland, Ohio.

No suspects have been identified in connection with the murder or the abduction, and authorities appealed to the public for help identifying anyone who might have had "ill will" or any other motive to harm the family.

Those with information that might help authorities are asked to call the Upper Merion Township Police Department at 610 265 3232 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610 278 3368.

Kitty October 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Yes, why are none of these stories addressing the baby's mother? Where is she?
OMG October 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM
@KR, it is important to know who called. The murderer could have called and they never said in the stories first printed. One story said the father of the baby called. I know something does not sound right readin the stories. I just hope they find the baby safe.
Angelica Anderson October 24, 2012 at 01:14 PM
This is what I was wondering. I hope and pray they had nothing to do with this.
anonymous October 25, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I wonder if the police searched in all the apartments in the building and near by buildings. Who knows the suspects could be hiding in one of the apartments knowing that police would most probably be looking outside areas for the baby??? I just pray God would show his miracle by keeping the baby safe and returning to her parents.
kidzmom October 26, 2012 at 01:46 AM
i'm sure there were people out and about between those hours. no-one saw any-one carrying a baby froim the building? not even the neighbors? check all the apts.


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