FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2020
UPDATE: Parents of Toddler Located
The parents of the toddler found at Fort and State were successfully located at around 9:20 p.m. tonight. This was possible with the help of our vigilant community members. Thank you to everyone who assisted in the search and shared the information on social media.
This evening (Nov. 4, 2020) at about 5:30 p.m. a witness located a female child, between the age of two and three years old, wandering alone in a park at Fort and State (1200 W. State). The child had a heavily soiled diaper and was unattended. The witness stayed with her for roughly an hour to see if a parent arrived. When no parent was located, the police were called. Officers arrived on-scene at approximately 6:20 p.m. and attempted to locate the child's residence. At the time of this information release, the parents have not been located and no calls have been received for a missing child.
The little girl appears to be multiracial, has brown curly hair and brown eyes. She is 37 inches tall, 28.5 pounds, wearing a white t-shirt with multicolored patterns and floral pants.
Anyone with information is asked to please call 911 or 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869- TIPS (8477).
SPD Case number: 20-37372
Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Lt. Dustin Martin