published Saturday, April 6th, 2013

South Carolina authorities identify abandoned toddler

ANDERSON, S.C. — Investigators in Anderson County have determined the identity of a toddler abandoned at a local home and have arrested her parents.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chad McBride on Saturday identified the girl as 4-year-old Zoe Brown of Marietta, Ga.

McBride said 31-year-lold Alonzo Brown was arrested Saturday, as was the child’s mother, 37-year-old Tongela Denise McBride. Both are facing charges of unlawful neglect of a child.

Alonzo Brown was arrested in Anderson County. At a court appearance Saturday, his request for bail was denied.

Tongela McBride was arrested in Georgia and is awaiting extradition to South Carolina;

McBride said the girl is still under foster care. Zoe was left in a stroller Tuesday night on the doorstep of an Anderson home. The homeowner said he didn’t recognize the child.

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