Mother charged with child desertion after 2-year-old found alone in New Orleans East _lowres

This young girl was found on a sidewalk at Hammond Road and Evangeline Street at 6:50 a.m. Monday. The New Orleans Police Department is asking anyone with information about the identity of the child or her parents to contact police.

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The mother of a 2-year-old girl found alone this morning in New Orleans East has been charged with child desertion, the New Orleans Police Department said.

The mother, 28-year-old Keisha Jones, was also arrested on an unrelated fugitive attachment in Harris County, Texas.

Child Protection Services released the child to her mother's sister, NOPD said.

A 2-year-old girl was found alone on a sidewalk at Hammond Road and Evangeline Street at 6:50 a.m. Monday.

The girl was brought to the Seventh District Station. Jones arrived at the station around 9:30 a.m.