2-Year-Old Found Abandoned in Stroller

Anyone with information about the child is asked to call DCFS

By Allison Preston
|  Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Updated 7:32 PM CDT
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2-Year-Old Found Abandoned in Stroller

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The family of a 2-year-old girl who was abandoned last Friday on the Near West Side has yet to be found.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said a man found the girl in a stroller near the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Ashland Avenue around 5 p.m. on May 4. He took the toddler to the Monroe District Police Station where officers contacted the Department of Children and Family Services, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The toddler showed no signs of abuse or neglect and was in good health when examined at the UIC Medical Center.

DCFS spokesman Jimmie Whitelow told the Chicago Tribune they alerted media to make an attempt to find the girl's family.

According to Illinois’ safe haven law, parents can leave a child 30 days old or younger at locations such as a police station, firehouse or sheriff’s headquarters without facing legal trouble. Although the toddler is well above the age the law outlines, DCFS said it still aims to help the toddler and her family.

Anyone with information about the child should call the DCFS hotline at 1-800-252-2873.

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