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Nov 29, 2012 10:29 PM

Toddler Found Wandering In Corbin, With No Shoes

A toddler was found wandering the streets in Corbin on Wednesday morning, with no shoes on and temperatures below freezing. Police said a good samaritan found the foster child and called 911.

The child was found near Corbin High School at 7:30 in the morning, when police say a 2-year old child was found wearing clothing unfit for chilly temps.

"I believe it was like pajama bottoms and a shirt. I believe that was it," said Detective Bill Rose, with the Corbin Police Department.

Detective Rose said Ruth Ann Rally, who works at Combs Family Dentistry, had just dropped her kids off at school, when she saw the child wandering near the high school. Rally told us she slammed on her brakes when she saw the little girl and picked her up. Then, she took her to the dentist office and called 911. By the time authorities had the child in their custody, it was 8:30a.m.

So how much time had passed? Authorities say it had been a hour since the child was found wandering and than in their possession, and still no parents had called to say their child was missing. Detective Rose said after the child was found, she was eventually taken back to her foster home. Social Services is investigating.

We contacted the foster family, but they declined to comment. As for The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, they said once a child is placed with a foster family, they check up on the kids to see how they're doing.


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