CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The parents of a 3-year-old girl found wandering around Clayton County with no shoes on early Friday morning have been located, according to police.
Clayton County Police said the 3-year-old, named Kaci, was found Friday morning in the area of Bimini Drive in Forest Park.
John Lester, who lives in the neighborhood said he saw the girl walk up to his neighbor's home just before sunrise on Friday.
"Very shocking, I've never seen anything like this in my life," Lester said. "The little girl was banging on her door and she woke her out of sleep and she said, 'Mommy, let me back in, I'm freezing out here.' (The woman) was like, 'no, this isn't your house, where did you come from?' She was just pointing at houses. The little girl didn't know where she came from."
Lester let the girl warm up in his house while he and the neighbor called police.
She was wearing a pink shirt, gray jeans and purple socks. An officer took a photo of her at the police station.
According to Clayton County Police, Kaci was in the care of a babysitter when she disappeared. Kaci's mom called the sitter to check on her daughter and that's when the sitter noticed the toddler was not in the house, according to police.
The child has been turned over to social services officials who will determine whether Kaci can be returned to her mother.
Lester said that, last night, it didn't appear like anyone was looking for the little girl or even knew she was missing.
"I could tell by whoever was watching her that they didn't know she was out, because they would have been out here going crazy, or riding around," Lester said. "It was the middle of the night, not a sound going on. It was just this little girl running around in the streets. You could tell they didn't know where she was."
Temperature recordings from nearby Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport showed that temperatures dropped below freezing at 2 a.m. Police responded to the call about the girl being found at 3 a.m.
"She wasn't scared. She was freezing, but she wasn't scared," Lester said. "She was just trying to get back into the house."
As of right now, Clayton County Police said no charges are expected to be filed against the mother or babysitter.