A 24-year-old woman was apprehended one day after her toddler was discovered alone in a stroller outdoors during the late hours of the night in Larchmont Village.
Shortly before 3 a.m. on a Tuesday, an individual came across a toddler seated in a stroller in front of a Bank of America branch on North Larchmont Boulevard. Concerned for the child’s well-being, the authorities were alerted, prompting a thorough search of the vicinity. Unfortunately, the young girl’s mother was nowhere to be found at the scene.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officers located an identification document inside the stroller, revealing the mother’s identity as 24-year-old Targie Alexander.
Subsequently, the child was safely transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation, where she was determined to be in good health. She was subsequently reunited with her father, while Alexander’s whereabouts remained unknown.
The investigators voiced their anxieties about the mother’s safety during the ongoing search, as they were uncertain whether she had voluntarily left or if she had become a potential victim of foul play.
LAPD’s Lt. Brian Churchill emphasized the substantial resources deployed in the investigation, including officers, detectives, and even bloodhounds. However, their efforts had not yielded any results in locating the mother, prompting an appeal to the public for assistance.
In a surprising turn of events, the police announced on Wednesday evening that Targie Alexander had been located when she reported for work and was subsequently taken into custody. She now faces charges of suspicion of child endangerment, with her bail set at $105,000, as confirmed by law enforcement authorities.