FAIRFAX DISTRICT, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A 3-year-old girl who was abandoned in the valet parking area of The Grove Saturday has been reunited with her father.
Los Angeles police Lt. Jay Mastick said a female family member dropped off Audrey with a car seat at the shopping center for a photo opportunity with the father. The father went to The Grove, but thought the family member had taken Audrey back home and left.
ABC 7 News Report“They didn’t connect by cell phone or anything like that. It would’ve been kind of the expected way to facilitate that exchange,” Mastick said.
A search was underway for her parents or guardians after she was abandoned at the Grove on Dec. 20, 2014. Audrey appeared to be in good condition, the news release stated. She was described as having long, dark hair; and was wearing a pink shirt and purple pants. Audrey was unable to provide officials with her last name or further information about her parents or guardians.
Parking attendants said a woman dropped off Audrey at the valley parking area at 189 The Grove Dr. (map) around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. “with a car seat, but nobody arrived to pick her upShe was left “with a car seat, but nobody arrived to pick her up,” it stated.The Department of Children and Family Services was notified and were helping care for the girl.