CPS investigating after 2-year-old found wandering Detroit street

DETROITDetroit police located the parents of a 2-year-old girl found wandering the streets early Sunday.

The girl was spotted by a motorist around 3 a.m. near the Southfield Freeway service drive, where investigators said she was lucky not to have been hit by a car.

"Thank God she didn't," Detective Danny Barbee said. "She's in good condition now. She's great."

Police said the child’s aunt was watching the child overnight, but was on her computer distracted when the girl walked out of the house. When the girl's aunt woke up, she realized the child was missing.

Police told family members that a child had been taken to the 6th Precinct, and family members arrived to speak with investigators about the chain of events.

The girl's mother was seen walking out of the precinct in tears, without her daughter. Officials said the girl's father arrived to pick her up.


Police said the family is not facing any charges at this time. 


Detroit Police Child Abuse and Child Protective Services officials are investigating and are opening up what they called a safety plan for the girl.

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