Hartford police are investigating after a 2-year-old girl was found wandering alone in her pajamas and flip flops on Shultas Place Wednesday.
Hartford police Deputy Chief Brian Foley said a neighbor spotted the little girl around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, went outside after realizing that she was unaccompanied and called police.
Police went door-to-door searching for the child’s parents and eventually received a phone call from the child’s mother. She told police she saw the news on Facebook live and realized it was her street and her child.
The mother, who works as a professional at a local hospital, told police she left the child in the care of an aunt in an apartment. Police said that there was a miscommunication between the aunt and another person about who was responsible for watching the child, and the girl wandered outside, where she was eventually found.
The child is safe, healthy and with Department of Children and Families, Foley said. DCF and Hartford police will conduct a follow-up investigation to ensure that the family situation is in order, but it does not appear this incident was criminal in nature.
The girl will be reunited with her family.
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