Girl found wandering alone on New Year’s Eve reunited with her parents

The NYPD released an image of a young girl who was found wandering alone in The Bronx on New Year’s Eve (DCPI)
The NYPD released an image of a young girl who was found wandering alone in The Bronx on New Year’s Eve (DCPI)

A young girl found wandering alone in New York on New Year’s Eve has been reunited with her parents, the NYPD says.

The girl, believed to be between four and six years old, was located on Leland Avenue in The Bronx at around 6.25pm on Saturday, police said in a statement.

She was taken to Jacobi Hospital for evaluation.

Police released a photo of the girl, who was wearing a pink jacket, and appealed for information in tracking down her family.

On Monday, the NYPD told The Independent: “The parents have been located and the investigation remains ongoing.”

The New York Post reported that the girl’s parents could be charged.

Officers are studying surveillance footage from the area to determine how the girl came to be on her own, and are asking the public for information.

Witnesses are asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline on 1800 577 8477, or for Spanish, 1888 577 4782.