Police investigating mother who allegedly abandoned 18-month-old in Kensington

Philadelphia police are investigating a North Philadelphia mother who allegedly abandoned her 18-month-old daughter in Kensington Saturday morning.

According to police, the girl was dropped off with a witness at 7:30 a.m. Saturday near the 3100 block of E Street.

"The girl had blood coming from her head, nose and mouth," an unidentified man said.

The man claims he found the abandoned child in poor condition and called police right away.

"I was shocked, embarrassed," the man said. "I had my own kid, and I didn't want him to experience that."

Police say the girl's mother asked a person on E Street to watch her child for a short time. Officers say they received a call when the mother had not returned around 1:30 p.m.

The child was identified Sunday afternoon and reunited with family members. Police found the mother a short time after and had her in for questioning Sunday night.

The mother has since been released. It is unclear whether she will face charges at this time.