2 arrested after KPD officers find 3-year-old wandering by herself, police say

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Kennewick police say they have arrested two people after a 3-year-old girl was found wandering by herself in the area of W. 10th Ave. and S. Olympia St. on Wednesday morning.

Officers found the child and walked around with her, but were unable to find her home or her parents. After a couple hours, police did not receive any calls about a missing child.

At 11:24 a.m., police shared the girl’s photo on the KPD Facebook in an attempt to identify her and her caregivers. The post received thousands of shares in a matter of minutes.

Lt. Aaron Clem tells KAPP-KVEW the 3-year-old’s grandmother saw the post and called police.

The child’s caregivers were identified as Robert Still, 59, and April Still, 65. They are being held at the Benton County Jail on suspicion of felony child mistreatment.

The child’s mother has been notified and has been in contact with Child Protective Services.

This is a developing story.

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