Police are trying to locate a missing 3-year-old girl in Rumford who they said is safe but whose mother won’t contact them.

The girl, Kylee Morin of Franklin Street, was described as 3 feet tall and weighing 45 pounds. She is under the legal guardianship of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services but has been with her mother.

Rumford police said Saturday that they were asked to try to find the girl after the mother, Eliza Konopka, 22, failed to appear with her for a scheduled visit. Konopka also has in her custody the girl’s brother, Shawn Konopka, 1, but police are not trying to locate the boy.

“Our major concern is that the kids are safe,” said Sgt. Douglas Maifeld. “I’ve been told the kids are safe, but we have to check.”

Eliza Konopka was last seen by neighbors on Monday when she picked up some belongings and left in a light-colored station wagon driven by a man. Police said she has ties to Lewiston and New Vineyard.

Maifeld said Konopka’s mother has been helping police try to contact the young mother, who he said is scared. Police had made contact with Konopka before she stopped answering her phone.