Texas Authorities Seek Help Finding Family of Girl Allegedly Abandoned at ER

The child, who says her name is Alejandra, was allegedly left at the Baylor Medical Center Dallas on Sunday, authorities say

<p>Texas DFPS</p> Alejandra

Texas DFPS


Authorities in Texas are looking for the family of a child who was allegedly left alone at a hospital's emergency room.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services shared in a social media post that a child who told authorities her name is Alejandra was “dropped off” at a hospital in Dallas on Sunday.

As of Wednesday morning, no family members of the child had been located.

The child, who is presumed to be about 6 years old, was left at the emergency room of the Baylor Medical Center Dallas, possibly by her mother, NBC DFW and CBS News reported, citing the DFPS.

In a photo shared by the DFPS, Alejandra is seen in a pink jacket with her hair in a ponytail as she smiles at the camera.

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Texas law states that a person who abandons a child “without intent to return” could face a third-degree felony charge.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Maria Villegas with the Texas DFPS at 214-901-4649.

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