Authorities in California are asking for the public’s help in identifying a toddler girl who they said was left with a stranger on Sunday.
In a Facebook post, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office requested tips regarding the girl’s identity. KOVR reported that an unknown man took the child to Fire Station 57 in South Sacramento and claimed an unknown Hispanic female left the child with them.
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The man reportedly said he was in the parking lot of a Walmart on Florin Road when a hysterical woman approached him and stated that she was being chased before jumping into the man’s car with the toddler.
KOVR reported that they drove around for a brief period when the woman suddenly exited the vehicle and left the child behind.
Fire captain Greg Murdock told the news station that the man arrived at the firehouse and appeared “concerned” with the idea of having a child he didn’t know.
“When we first brought her in. She was upset. You can tell she was uncomfortable with her surroundings,” Murdock said of the toddler. “Lots of crying. Crying for mama. We did the best we could to comfort her.”
Firefighters at the station cared for the girl until Child Protective Services took over. KOVR reported that she’s in protective custody as authorities work to identify her and any possible relatives.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of “Jane Doe” should call Sacramento police at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP.
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[Featured image: Jane Doe/Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office]