Police search for guardians of two children found wandering streets of South Philadelphia

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Police are looking for the guardians of two young children found wandering the streets of South Philadelphia early this morning.

Investigators said a girl between the ages of 2 and 3 and a 3-to-4-year-old boy were discovered walking alone around 5:45 a.m. at Broad Street and Passyunk Avenue.

They children didn’t appear to be disheveled and displayed no signs of trauma, according to authorities. They were evaluated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and released.

The children are now in police custody at the Special Victims Unit as investigators attempt to determine their identities and those responsible for their whereabouts.

The girl is described as an Asian female wearing a red shirt and green plaid shorts. The boy is wearing a white t-shirt, red basketball shorts with a white stripe and a gold chain with a charm on it.

It is currently unknown what relation, if any, the two children have to one another.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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