BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - UPDATE: Officials say the 3-year-old girl who was found by a good Samaritan in Boynton Beach is back home with her family.
An investigation determined the incident happened due to a miscommunication between the mother and the father of the child.
According to police, the mother went to the store and left the child at home with her father. The father thought the mother took the child to the store. The child wandered out of the home.
When the mother arrived home and noticed the child missing, she tried calling the police but couldn't get through because of an issue with her phone. She then went to the police department and was reunited with her daughter, police said.
"We encourage all parents of young children to put as many safety measures in place as possible to prevent a child from being able to leave the house unaccompanied," said Stephanie Slater with the Boynton Beach Police Department.
The DCF was notified and no charges were filed.
Boynton Beach police are trying to locate the family of a little girl found in Boynton Beach Wednesday.
A good Samaritan found the girl in the 400 block of South Seacrest Blvd. around 5:20 p.m. and brought her to the police department.
According to a news release, the girl is not very verbal.
Anyone who recognizes her is urged to call the Boynton Beach Police Department at 561-732-8116.