Toddler Identified, Reunited With Family After Being Found Alone on Gardena Playground

A toddler was identified and was set to be reunited with his family on Thursday after he was found wandering alone on a Gardena playground.

The Gardena Police Department released this photo of an unidentified child found on Sept. 14, 2017.

The Gardena Police Department released this photo of an unidentified child found on Sept. 14, 2017.

The 2- to 3-year-old boy was found around 2:45 p.m. on a playground at Denker Avenue Elementary School at Gardena Boulevard and Denker Avenue, Gardena police said on Facebook.

The child, who is too young to attend the elementary school, did not speak to officers and did appear to know his name, according to police.

Officers identified the boy after traveling door-to-door and speaking with residents.

The child’s babysitter, who was in charge of picking up other children at the elementary school, “didn’t account for him when she left,” police said.

“Thankfully, a happy ending to the story,” an updated police Facebook post stated.

Officers are taking proper steps to ensure a similar scenario does not happen again, the post stated.