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Missing toddler reunited with her parents, police say

GILLETTE, Wyo. – A 3-year-old girl who reportedly wandered off on Dogwood Avenue early this morning has been returned to her parents, police said Friday. 

The girl was found in Sunflower Park around 5:10 a.m. by a 41-year-old woman who was out for a run on Oct. 28, Gillette Police Detective Sgt. Dean Welch said. 

Officers responded to the location and canvased the neighborhood, Welch continued, knocking on every door in an attempt to either locate the girl’s parents or someone who recognized her. 

The girl was ultimately turned over to the Department of Family Services after the canvasing failed to identify the girl or her home, Welch said. 

By mid-morning, the girl was back with her parents, per Welch, who said it sounds like the girl was dropped off at a Dogwood Avenue address for child care that morning and wandered off. 

 

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