FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth police were sent to an apartment complex before sunrise on Friday after receiving a call about a small child wandering outside alone.
Officers went to the Red Rock Apartments, in the 6300 block of Vega Drive, where they found a 5-year-old girl, who wasn’t wearing a coat, walking around the parking lot. Low temperatures on Friday morning were in the 40s.READ MORE: Crowley ISD Dropping Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Case Numbers In School District Drop
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Police were able to locate the unit where the little girl lived and while performing a “safety check” inside heard a child crying. After further investigation the officers located no adults, but found a 6-month-old baby inside a closet.
Officers were still at the scene when the mother of the children returned to the apartment, explaining that she was returning from the job she works overnight.MORE NEWS: Gas Leak Shuts Down 2 Blocks In Downtown Fort Worth, 1 Building Evacuated
Police said both children were unharmed and the case is being turned over to the Crimes Against Children Unit.