CHICAGO (CBS) — State officials are asking for the public’s help in locating the family of a 2-year-old girl who was abandoned on the West Side last week.
The Department of Children and Family Services said the girl was found near Ashland Avenue and Roosevelt Road on Friday.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Freezing Overnight
Officials said a concerned citizen saw the girl and took her to police, who then took the girl to the University of Illinois Hospital. She has since been placed in the care of DCFS.READ MORE: Emmett Till's Cousin Reacts To Conviction Of Derek Chauvin And Today's State Of Racial Justice; George Floyd's Brother Said Till Was 'The First George Floyd'
Police said the girl was found in a stroller – and they were called in on the case about 3:15 p.m. on Friday.
A DCFS spokesman says the girl is healthy. They’re hoping someone from the girl’s family will step forward, describe the girl, and claim her.MORE NEWS: Rev. Jesse Jackson After Chauvin Verdict: 'We Must Learn To Live Together As Brothers And Sisters And Not Die Apart'
Authorities were not releasing a description or a picture of the girl, but asked that anyone with information on the missing child to call DCFS at 800-252-2873.