5-Year-Old Found Walking Alone in the Cold in Alexandria

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A young girl found walking in subfreezing temperatures early Friday morning has been reunited with her mother, police say. Child protective services is investigating.

The 5-year-old was spotted by a woman passing by around 4 a.m., Alexandria Police confirm. She was walking south on the 400 block of Van Dorn Street near a Taco Bell, police say.

The woman kept the girl warm in her car until police arrived.

The child was taken to the Alexandria Police Station and was reunited with her mother before 8 a.m. Friday morning, police say. Child protective services will investigate.

Police have not released a photo or name of the young girl.

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