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Toddler wandering streets identified, caretaker charged with child neglect

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has identified a toddler and notified his parents after he was found wandering the streets in suburban West Palm Beach Tuesday morning. A 17-year-old caretaker has been arrested for child neglect.

Previously: A 2-year-old child was found Tuesday morning wearing a soiled diaper and without a shirt or shoes, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

It says deputies were called to the 5700 Block of Dewberry Way in the Victoria Woods Subdivision of suburban West Palm Beach, about a toddler wandering unsupervised in the road.

Deputies could not find parents or a guardian after an hour-and-a-half search.

They have since notified the Florida Department of Children and Families.

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