Jacksonville police and the Florida Department of Children and Families are investigating how a young girl ended up alone wandering in the parking lot of a Westside apartment complex. Fortunately we're told she has been reunited with her family and is doing just fine.
JSO officers on scene say they discovered the girl this morning and that she was between the ages of one and three. There was no indication where she had come from or who her parents were.
John Harrell with the Department of Children and Families says parents need to remember to always keep an eye on their kids, especially small children who are curious.
"Certainly our feeling is if parents are properly keeping an eye on their child this would not happen."
Harrel says there's still a lot of information to gather as they try to find out where the parents were when she got out, how much they knew about it, whether they were incapacitated at the time, and her overall living conditions in the home.
Harrell says in addition to paying close attention to your kids at all time, parents should consider putting locks on their doors that are high enough so they can't be reached and possibly even installing an alarm system that goes off if the child gets out.
Law enforcement did not indicate whether the parents would face charges.