- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a young girl found standing on the side of a road in the Albuquerque area (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s officials say young girl found standing alone by a road early Friday had left a relative’s home without any adult’s knowledge.

Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Felicia Romero says family members were located and investigators interviewing them about why the girl was left alone.

Romero says the girl aged 3 or 4 was spotted at an undisclosed location in the north Albuquerque area by firefighters on their way to another call.

The girl was left in a relative’s care overnight and was put to bed, but she got up and left the house.

The relative believed the girl had been picked up by her mother, but called authorities when she realized the child was missing.

___

12:50 p.m.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s officials say investigators are now in contact with the family of a young girl found standing alone by a road early Friday morning.

Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Felicia Romero says family members have been located and that investigators are interviewing them about why the girl was left alone.

Romero says the girl aged 3 or 4 was unable to tell investigators about her family.

She was spotted at an undisclosed location in the north Albuquerque area just after midnight Thursday by firefighters on their way to another call.

___

10:20 a.m.

Bernalillo County authorities say a young girl was found standing alone by a road early Friday morning and that they’re trying to reunite her with her family.

Sheriff’s Deputy Felicia Romero says the girl is 3-4 years old and is believed to be named Monique.

She was spotted just after midnight Thursday by firefighters on their way to another call.

Romero says authorities so far aren’t releasing the specific location where the girl was found while deputies canvass the area, but Romero she says it’s in the northern part of the Albuquerque area.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide