Police seek family of lost toddler wandering KC streets - KCTV5 News


KC police locate mom of toddler found wandering streets

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Police said they have found the family of a toddler found wandering the streets in Kansas City.

The boy's family said he apparently put a chair by the door, scrambled up and unlocked the door, allowing him to make his escape.

Authorities made contact with the boy's mother about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The toddler is currently being cared for by the Missouri Department of Social Services Family Support Division and is in good health. Social workers are expected to reunite the boy and his mother Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched about 4 a.m. to the area of East 40th Street and Highland Avenue on a report of a found juvenile.

Officers are currently investigating exactly what happened.

Solette Long, the boy's mother, said she was staying with a friend near 37th Street and Wayne Avenue. She said she didn't realize her son wasn't inside until a relative saw media coverage on television and contacted her.

"It's a relief to know that I'm going to get him back and no charges are going to be filed against me," Long said. "I'm happy. I'm just waiting to get my baby back in my arms."

Social workers checked out Long's home to make sure it was safe for the child, who was checked out at a hospital as well.

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