Police search for parents of girl dropped off at Phoenix fire station

PHOENIX - Authorities say a young girl, who was dropped off at a Phoenix fire station Wednesday night, has been identified but her parents have not yet been found Friday morning.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said a black male in his 40s walked up to the station at 2nd and Roeser streets around 8:30 p.m. and said the mother wasn't taking care of the child before he walked away.

Phoenix police detectives spent the night figuring out the child's identity and where her parents are located.

They later identified her Friday morning.

"We have had some challenges communicating with this child perhaps because of some cognitive issues that the child may have," said Martos.

Phoenix fire Capt. Larry Nunez said the girl was taken to the hospital for a pre-existing medical condition before being transferred to Child Protective Services.

Police went door-to-door around the neighborhood with the girl's picture trying to find out where her parents are.

Martos said the girl is between 4 and 5 years old and was identified Friday morning, but her mother has not yet been found.

Anyone who may know her family is asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6141.

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