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Two wandering toddlers reunited with families

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Authorities are investigating after a two wandering toddlers were found hours apart in separate incidents in the area.

Both children are doing fine, authorities said Tuesday morning.

The first incident happened east Kansas City.

Police took the child's mother into custody about 1 a.m. Tuesday after her son was found wandering the street in his underwear in the 1700 block of Moten Place.

Police said the mother told investigators that she left her son with her 19-year-old brother while she went to a friends house. Police were working to confirm the mother's story.

Someone in an apartment found the child wandering around the neighborhood before officers got there. A neighbor taking care of him also provided him clothes.

Kansas City, KS, police said a second toddler was found about 8 a.m. near North 12th Street and Cleveland Avenue.

Sgt. Emmett Lockridge said the child in this case was carrying a cell phone. The child was reunited with family members about 30 minutes later.

Police quickly cleared the scene and did not take anyone into custody.

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