Parents Located More Than 12 Hours After Girl, 3, Found Wandering Alone in Compton

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LASD released this photo of the little girl, who was found wandering alone in Compton on Feb. 13, 2016.

LASD released this photo of the little girl, who was found wandering alone in Compton on Feb. 13, 2016.

Authorities have located the parents of an approximately 3-year-old girl who was discovered wandering alone on a Compton street on Saturday evening, authorities said.

The girl was first discovered unsupervised on Willowbrook Avenue near Alondra Boulevard about 6 p.m. by a concerned citizen, who flagged down Compton Station patrol deputies, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The little girl was taken to the Compton Sheriff Station before being placed into the temporary custody of Child Protective Services, sheriff’s Sgt. Connor said on Sunday, more than 12 hours after the toddler had been found.

At approximately 10 a.m., the parents and grandmother of the little girl contacted the station.

Based on preliminary information, investigators believed miscommunication between family members led to the little girl being unsupervised.

The incident remained under investigation, and family members were being interviewed by detectives to determine whether any charges would be filed, according to a separate news release.

The Department of Children and Family Services was also interviewing them.

Sheriff’s officials said they would not immediately release the name of the child or her relatives.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story.