Police identified child left injured at Maryland hospital

MONTGOMERY CO, MD — Police have identified the two-year-old girl dropped off at Holy Cross Hospital Sunday, May 28.

Detectives say a woman brought the child to the hospital because she believed the girl needed medical care. However, officers say, the woman said she did not know the identity of the child nor the girl’s parents or guardians. Since last night, investigators have been working to confirm the guardianship of the child and her identity.

The woman who dropped off the girl at the hospital explained to detectives she had been asked by her sister to babysit the toddler in her home since May 27. Police say, when she couldn’t reach her sister, she brought the child to the hospital, where staff members called police.

The National Center for MIssing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) posted a photo of the girl on its website asking for help identifying the toddler.  The NCMEC says the child had visible injuries to the lower half of her body when she arrived to the hospital.

Montgomery County Police have not released the name of the child but they say she was identified. Detectives said have also identified family members but they are working to determine guardianship of the child.

Police say they are still investigating.