DCS involved after 3-year-old found wandering alone

DCS is involved after a three-year-old child was found wandering alone in East Knoxville Tuesday.
Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 11:18 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2020 at 9:18 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Department of Child Services is following up on a situation after a 3-year-old girl was found wandering alone Tuesday morning.

KPD said the three-year-old girl was found alone and unsupervised in East Knoxville before someone brought her to authorities at Knoxville Public Safety Building. The child’s guardians have since been located.

The child’s aunt, Marilyn Aranda said the girl was left with a babysitter at the home when her niece walked out of the door.

Police said in a social media post that the girl was found in the 400 block of Houston Street in East Knoxville.

‪UPDATE (12:25 pm): The child’s guardians have been located. ‬As always, thank you for helping to spread the word!...

Posted by Knoxville Police Department - TN on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

No information about the guardians or the situation surrounding the incident has been released.

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