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Mom located after allegedly abandoning infant with stranger, Charlotte police say

Posted June 2

A mother of a young baby came forward Friday after allegedly abandoning her baby with a stranger in a Charlotte neighborhood, police said.

— A mother of a young baby came forward Friday after allegedly abandoning her baby with a stranger in a Charlotte neighborhood, police said.

In a Facebook post, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said a man called police just before 7 a.m. on Friday to report the abandoned infant. The man told police that a woman he had just met asked him to watch the baby around 9 p.m. on Thursday.

The man said he took the baby from the woman, but she never came back.

Police updated the Facebook post on Friday to say the mother was located, but she and the man who called police are telling conflicting stories and the circumstances of the incident are still unclear.

Neither person was identified.

The Department of Social Services is investigating the incident.

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