Photos: Police Looking For The Parents Of A 3-Year Old Girl Abandoned At The Grove [UPDATE]
Police are seeking the public's help to find the parents or guardians of a 3-year old named Audrey abandoned at The Grove shopping center on Saturday evening.
Around 6 p.m. on Saturday, right in the middle the holiday shopping rush, a woman pulled into the valet parking turnaround of The Grove and dropped off a the child with a car seat. Nobody eventually arrived to pick her up, and the police were called out to the scene by the parking attendants. "Nobody came by, so they called us. We came out, still tried to locate the parents. Nothing," Lieutenant Lonnie Tiano of the Los Angeles Police Department told KTLA.
"We've been hoping all night that the parents or guardian would come by and say, 'where is my child?'" Tiano added.
The Department of Children and Family Services is currently assisting in caring for the girl as the police are on the search for her parents or guardians, according to a press release from the LAPD.
According to the release, the girl identified herself as Audrey but could not provide a last name or a name of her parents. Anyone with information is urged to call the Wilshire Area watch Commander at (213) 473-0476.
Update (3:15 p.m.): NBC 11 is reporting that 3-year old Audrey has been reunited with her father, who is being question by authorities. Police said they're treating it as a misunderstanding, as she was dropped off by a female relative at The Grove.