UPDATE: Mother identified after leaving injured baby girl with someone and fleeing

Philadelphia police have located a woman accused of leaving her baby girl with someone else on Saturday and never returning.

NBC 10 reports that authorities identified Desiree Frederick, 35, as the mother of an 18-month-old toddler girl who was left with someone at around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, off of the 3100 block of E Street, in the area of Kensington.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, when the woman didn’t return for the little girl, the witness contacted police around 20 minutes later. The toddler is currently safe with other family members. Authorities are currently interviewing Frederick to determine what happened.

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Frederick has not been named a suspect in a criminal investigation, but Philadelphia authorities wrote earlier today on a Facebook post that they “are interested in speaking with her in regards to this investigation.”

****UPDATE****Thanks to everyone for their assistance – the baby and her mother have been positively identified. The…

Posted by Philadelphia Police Department on Saturday, May 4, 2019


The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional information becomes available.

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