Three year old found wandering alone on DTES, police seek family

A three year old girl is safe and in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development after she was found wandering alone in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. Efforts to locate the child's parents have been unsuccessful and Vancouver Police are continuing an extensive canvass of the area in the hopes of reuniting the girl with her family as soon as possible.

Attempts to identify the child have been unsuccessful and she will remain in the care of the Ministry while Vancouver Police continue their efforts to locate the family. Lower Mainland policing agencies have also been notified in the event that anyone calls to report the child missing.

The young girl was found Thursday evening by a couple who spotted her wandering alone and called police after becoming concerned for her safety.

She is a three year-old Asian girl, 2 1/2 feet tall, with black hair in a bob-cut style with bangs. She was wearing a distinctive brown, three-quarter length down coat with multi-coloured flowers on it and pink lining. Underneath the coat she was wearing a white t-shirt with frills on the bottom, grey sweat pants and white Nike runners with Velcro fasteners. She was also carrying a cloth doll with blonde hair.

Anyone with information or who may recognize the child is asked to contact Vancouver Police.

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