Police locate mother of 3-year-old girl found wandering the streets of Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland police and the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services have located the mother of a 3-year-old child who was found wandering the street.

Police found her at East 124th and Locke Sunday morning.

Police say she was not wearing appropriate winter clothing.

She told officers and Family Services her name is Destiny.

The child was taken to the hospital for examination and released.

Law enforcement officers are currently interviewing her mother.

According to Mary Louise Madigan, the Cuyahoga County Director of Communications, the child and a 1-year-old in the home will remain in emergency protective custody of DCFS overnight.  Officials will meet with the mother Monday to discuss best options for the children going forward.

This is a developing story.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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