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Child found wandering Kingsport street, police search for guardian

Rain Smith • Mar 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM

KINGSPORT — Police are searching for the guardian of a young child found wandering a Kingsport street late Thursday morning, wearing a dirty diaper and no shoes or socks.

The female child, estimated to be 2-years-old, was located at approximately 11:25 a.m. by Linda Lemons, a resident of Ingram Street. Lemons spotted the girl in the roadway while opening a window of her home.

As of 1 p.m. Kingsport police were still scouring the area, knocking on doors and asking nearby residents if they recognized the child. They planned to issue a reverse 911 call to homes in the vicinity, alerting people that a young girl had been found.

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