Child found wandering in Norcross reunited with family



GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police said no charges will be filed in the case of a 5-year-old girl found wandering in a Gwinnett County neighborhood in the early hours of the morning.

Gwinnett police told Channel 2's Amanda Cook the girl woke up, put on her shoes and walked out an unlocked door at her aunt's home on Heritage Valley Road in Norcross, where she was spending the night.

Police said a woman called 911 after she spotted the fully-dressed girl walking down the street at 3:30 a.m. near Heritage Valley Road.

Police went door to door to find out where the girl lives and the name of her parents. The girl's aunt woke up about 8 a.m. and called police.

Police conducted a welfare check at the child's home to make sure she was not in any danger. Police said the child appeared to be scared and tired from the ordeal. Otherwise, she's fine.

Police said no charges will be filed, stressing the situation serves as a reminder for parents and guardians to lock their doors when children are in the house.

Police released the following statement, in part, Sunday morning:

"Police and DFCS are continuing to look into the incident, but it does not appear at this time that there was any criminal intent or acts of gross negligence present. Updates will be provided as the investigation continues."

The girl was safely reunited with her family about 10:15 a.m.

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