Update: Girl found in Winnsboro in CPS custody


UPDATE: WINNSBORO (KYTX) -  Police tell CBS 19 the young girl was spotted at a local convenience store with her mother Monday at 6:30 p.m.

They tell us the mom has been located.

The girl's uncle and grandmother are looking to get custody of the child.


UPDATE: WINNSBORO (KYTX) – Police and CPS are attempting to identify a young a girl found wandering in Winnsboro Monday afternoon.

The little girl is currently in CPS custody, and at a foster home. 

CPS says the girl appears to be unharmed.

The Winnsboro Police Department responded to a call of a small child walking alone down the 600 block of S. Main St. around 2:11 p.m.

Upon arrival, authorities found a young 4-6 year old female with no adult around.

Attempts to find out the child's name, age, address, or parents failed as it was found the child had special needs and was non-verbal. The child was walked back to the Winnsboro Police Department.

The City of Winnsboro activated the Emergency Operations Center around 4:30 p.m.

 Extra officers, the Winnsboro Volunteers in Patrol Services, the Winnsboro Fire Dept., Champion EMS and citizens assembled to conduct a door to door search for this young girl's family.

Police say leads began to pour in after posts were made on social media. The young child's name was revealed as well as her parents, and an address in Tyler, TX but still, no direct contact with family was achieved, as all phone calls went unanswered.

At approximately 7:15, the child was released to the custody of Child Protective Services as the young girl's uncle in Tyler was finally contacted and was making arrangements to contact her grandmother and then contact the CPS case worker.

It is unknown if the guardians of the girl will be facing any charges.


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