Deputies: 3-year-old found wandering streets alone, parents say they were sleeping

BELFAIR -- Sheriff's deputies are investigating how and why a 3-year-old girl was found wandering a street by herself Monday morning, wearing nothing but pajamas and asking for her "mommy."

According to the Mason County Sheriff's Department, deputies received a call around 7:54 a.m. from a resident in the 400 block of NE Schooner Loop in Belfair. The caller said they found a 3-year-old girl alone in the street, calling for her mother.

Deputies drove caller and placed the girl into protective custody as they searched for the child's parents.

The parents were located around 10:52 a.m. and allegedly told deputies they had been asleep when the girl left the house. When they realized the girl was missing, they said, they began looking for her.

Police said their home was several blocks away from where the child was found.The parents will interview with Child Protective Services, deputies said. It is unknown if any charges will be filed, or if the girl will be immediately reunited with her parents.