Child neglect investigation launched after child found near Palmetto road

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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:46 am

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - The parents of a Palmetto 4-year-old are under investigation after their child was found wandering near a busy road.

It happened Monday morning in the 400 block of 49th Street East in Palmetto.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, a woman saw the unsupervised child walking dangerously close to 49th Street and rushed to get her.  When nobody showed up to claim the child, she called 911.

Deputies were able to locate the parents, who were searching for the child in the 4700 block of 4th Avenue, and reunited them with their child.

Child Protection Services in conducting an investigation.

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