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Mother of wandering 3-year-old toddler was at work

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Atlanta police have found the relatives of a wandering 3-year-old toddler.

Gwendolyn Harris lives in the Stone Park Apartments at 3540 North Camp Creek Parkway. Harris said she found the child around 6 a.m. and called police.

"I saw him at 10 p.m. when I was walking the dog, but I thought he was with someone across the street," said Harris. "I took him because he wouldn't go to nobody else."

After police arrived and DFCS took custody of the child, Harris and other mothers handed out flyers with the boy's picture on it. They walked around the complex and asked people if they recognized him and knew his mother.

"We knocked on everybody's door trying to find who the baby belongs to. No one claimed the baby. No one had ever seen the baby out here," said Harris.

Harris' efforts paid off, Atlanta police said they received numerous tips from viewers, and they were able to make contact with the child's relatives from those tips.

The child's mother, Adrienne Neal, arrived at the apartment complex shortly after 4 p.m..

"My sister and I got up and went to work at 2:30 a.m.," said Neal. "I left my baby in the house with my sister's friend. We asked her to get up and lock the door, and apparently she didn't."

Atlanta police Investigators and the DFCS are investigating the circumstances surrounding the child being found alone.

APD spokesman officer John Chafee said the child is doing well. He's in good spirits, and he is still in state custody.

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