Middletown Police locate family of toddler found on East Street overnight


MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Middletown Police Department said they have found and notified the family of a toddler that was found on East Street early Tuesday morning.

Police said the approximately 3-year-old girl was found on East Street in the area of Town Colony Drive at around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

She was located by a passing motorist, who stopped to contact Middletown Police.

Officials said the child was reportedly only wearing a disposable diaper.

After being checked out at the hospital, the Department of Children and Families placed a 96-hour hold on the child while the investigation into the incident is conducted. The child was found to be in generally good health.

A joint investigation with DCF and the police department is continuing in order to determine the circumstances leading to the child walking away from the home.

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