Woman finds toddler alone in Buckeye

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BUCKEYE – Police say a woman walking her children to school in Buckeye found a toddler playing alone on the sidewalk.

According to the Buckeye Police Department, the 2-year-old boy was found near 257th Lane and St. James Avenue at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday,

The woman called the police and officers began checking the neighborhood to locate the child's guardian.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., the mother called police saying her child was missing. She had fallen asleep while feeding her baby daughter.

Her son, who knows how to operate the deadbolt and door lock, left the home through the front door.

Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed at this time.