SC deputies seek to identify abandoned toddler
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:27:38 GMT —
ANDERSON, S.C. (WACH / WHNS / AP) -- Anderson County sheriff's deputies are trying to identify a toddler left on a doorstep.
A girl appearing to be between 2 and 3 years of age was left on the doorstep of a home late Tuesday.
She was wearing a Dora the Explorer coat and boots and a shirt and diaper with a handwritten note to call authorities.
A press release on the sheriff's office website says the note read "Call DFAC, please."
Capt. Garland Major said, "We're assuming that's Division of Family and Child Services in Georgia."
Roy Campbell says he doesn't know why the toddler was left in a stroller at his home.
The child has been placed into protective custody and is staying with foster parents. Sheriff's deputies say a medical exam showed no problems, but scarring indicated the young girl had been through heart surgery.
According to Fox Carolina, Chad McBride with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office says authorities are reaching out to local doctors and the children's hospital to see if someone know where she may have had the procedure. He said they do not know where she is from and could be from outside of South Carolina.
Authorities describe the girl as having braided hair with both ears pierced with diamond stud earrings.
Anyone who can identify the girl or knows anything about where she is from is asked to call the sheriff's office at 864-260-4400 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.
(The Associated Press and FOX Carolina contributed to this report.)