Toddler found walking outside alone, police questioning uncle

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Updated: 7/16/2013 1:42 pm Published: 7/16/2013 5:33 am

Tulsa police now say a toddler found walking alone in north Tulsa could have gotten out of the house she was in through a screen.

Police said the toddler was at her uncle's home, but he told police he told the toddler's mother not to leave her there.

He said he went outside to smoke and came in and saw the toddler was still there. Police now think the toddler got out after being put to bed, while he was asleep.

Around 11 p.m. Monday, the toddler was found alone wandering down the street near the 600 block of E. 55th Place North.

Two neighbors found her, bathed her and gave her something to eat.

"She was very wet and dirty and so we took her inside and I changed her diaper and cleaned her up a bit, and we snapped a picture on my cellphone and walked the area and where asking people if they knew this child," said one of the neighbors.

They also went door to door trying to find her parents, they called police when they couldn't find her parents.

Officers took the toddler to a local shelter. Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the baby's mother called police and said it was her daughter they found.

She told officers she had dropped the child off at a baby sitter's home and didn't know she was missing until she saw her picture on the news.

Child crisis detectives, along with Tulsa police officers are questioning the uncle and his girlfriend about what happened.

The toddler is at the shelter until it gets straightened out.

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Kings - 7/31/2013 6:05 AM
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Hey man why mention the address? Is it because it's North Tulsa. We who live here know Fox is racist. You telling me there ain't no little kids wondering around in South Tulsa at 1130 pm. I'm surprised Fox didn't report the little kid had a hoodie on.

coopstang - 7/17/2013 12:05 AM
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It said the uncle told the mom not to leave her child there with him, what kind of mother just leaves her baby in a home where they told her not to leave her? (if that's what was really said) and where was the mother from the time she drop off her baby until she saw her on the news? I mean she didn't even call to check on her daughter not once?

Mayor Maynot - 7/16/2013 11:20 AM
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Tbrown thanx 4 caring enough 2 do the right thing. Not many overnight babysitters. The ?mother? Is lucky that this incident turned out the way it did. DHS should probably take temporary custody of the child pending the outcome of parenting classes ....

t town253 - 7/16/2013 10:20 AM
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tbrownfamily09....who cares if it was a freaking dress or a nightgown!!! OMG at 11:30 at night it was as well been a NIGHT GOWN!! Thank the Lord the baby is safe!!!!!!!!!!!

WyoMoe - 7/16/2013 7:43 AM
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How many women do we have wondering around the streets of North Tulsa at 11:30pm???

tbrownfamily09 - 7/16/2013 7:00 AM
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It was a dress not a night gown I was one of the women involved
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