Police locate family of toddler found wandering in Orlando
Updated On: Apr 04 2013 11:36:10 AM EDT
A day after the family of a 1-year-old girl found wandering around an apartment complex was located, Orlando police said no charges will be filed in the case.
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The girl was found alone by a maintenance worker walking around the Nassau Bay apartment complex at 5200 North Orange Blossom Trail at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Department of Children and Families said it appears the girl lives with her adult sister, who was unable to afford child care and had to go to work, so she left the toddler with a friend. Officials said the friend had worked an overnight shift and fell asleep. Upon waking up, the babysitter saw postings around the complex about the child and contacted apartment complex managers.
The adult sister arrived home from work and was "quite distraught," according to DCF officials.
"Although the investigators will be continuing some additional follow-ups, the police investigation has determined that there are no signs of abuse or neglect in this case, and there will be no charges," Orlando police Sgt. Jim Young said in an email. "DCF is working with the family on a safety plan and assistance."
Orlando police said the girl could not provide her name or any other information. She was found wearing a pink shirt, black pants and black boots, and she was clutching a Barbie doll.
Complex resident Tamika Taylor told Local 6 she has seen the child a couple of times in the past with her siblings, who appeared to be 8 or 9 years old, but says she mostly sees her alone and has never seen her with an adult.
"One Saturday morning, me and my mom were going out and she was out there by herself and it was like 8 o'clock, 9 o'clock," she said.
Meanwhile, an Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for two boys who were believed to be abducted by their parents.
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