Police identify child left at Phoenix fire station

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Police have identified a child who was left at a Phoenix fire station Wednesday night. Now they are trying to find the little girl's mother.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos said he is not releasing the child's or the mother's names at this point.

A black man, approximately 40-45 years old, walked up to the station on Roeser Road east of Central Avenue with a black female child at about 8:30 p.m., according to a spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department.

The man told firefighters the mother was not taking care of the child and walked away from the fire station leaving the young girl in their care.

The child is believed to be 4-5 years old.

Phoenix police detectives responded to the scene and have made every attempt to communicate with the child to determine her identity or the identity of her parents.

Detectives have not yet identified any family members or located any family at this time. 

The Phoenix Police Department is asking anyone who may know this child or the child's family to please contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141.