Parents of girl, 5, abandoned at convenience store contacted

Posted at: 08/30/2014 9:46 PM
By: Kristen Garcia,

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who was abandoned at a convenience store have been contacted by deputies.

According to De Baca County Sheriff's office, a five-year-old girl was abandoned at an Allsup's convenience store in Fort Sumner Saturday afternoon.

The child indicated she was with her babysitter, when the women told her to get out of the vehicle and go pick up a candy bar.

Chief Deputy Kurt Griego says the girl's name is Sasha, but she didn't know her last name.

An Allsup's employee commented on KOB's Facebook page that little girl did not look well taken care of when she was dropped off and that employees at the store bought her the outfit she's wearing.

The girl's teacher also commented that she knew the girl and had contacted deputies.

It was found that the girl and her family were from Portales.

Griego said the girl's parents have been identified and they are driving to Fort Sumner. However, Children Youth and Families Department is going to determine whether or not the girl will be reunited with her parents.  

Deputies have made contact with the babysitter and she is being interviewed.

The parent's or babysitter's identity has not been released at this time.

Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and for updates on this story. 

Editor's note: The child's photo has been removed for her own safety.