Child found wandering alone in Van Nuys; mother located

The family of a 2- or 3-year-old girl found Tuesday unaccompanied in Van Nuys were located after a neighbor saw news reports and called authorities to say they recognized the child.

The toddler was found about 6:30 p.m. in the 7200 block of Kester Avenue, near Sherman Way, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police had put out a call for public help in locating a parent or anyone else responsible for the child.

An investigation was underway into how the girl came to be wandering the streets alone and whoever was responsible for her could face charges, according to Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im.

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