Police look for parents after learning abandoned girl's name
PHOENIX - Phoenix Police say they know who the name of the young girl, 4 to 5 years old, who was left at the Phoenix Fire Station at 200 East Roeser Wednesday night and are looking for her parents. They haven't released her name to the media.
Police say a black male in his 40s walked up to the station with the child about 8:30 p.m. The man said the mother was not taking care of her and abusing drugs, and walked away.
Phoenix Police tried to communicate with the child to determine her identity or the identity of her parents, but efforts were unsuccessful. They believe she may have some cognitive impairment.
"We believe possibly that may be the case, only from the standpoint that we've been unable to communicate with this child to determine her name or parents' names, but again we don't know the exact age of this child. We believe four or five but she could be younger than that," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos.
The girl is about 3 feet tall, 25 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She has a mole between her eyes, and scars over her lip and under her left eye.
Police haven't released how they were able to find out the girl's name.