2-year-old reunited with mother after he was found walking alone in South L.A.

A 2-year-old boy who was found walking alone Wednesday morning in South Los Angeles was reunited with his mother after police called on the public to help identify him.

A woman saw the boy about 10:30 a.m. near 111th Street and Avalon Boulevard in the Green Meadows neighborhood, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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After trying to find the boy's parents or guardian, the woman brought the boy to a nearby police station, Ludwig said. Officers had not been able to determine his name or other personal information about him.

The boy was placed in the custody of the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services. He appeared scared but in good health, Ludwig said.

But the boy was reunited with his mother late Wednesday night, said LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera. The boy had been in the care of a babysitter when he was discovered roaming alone, she said.

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9:05 p.m.: This story was updated with confirmation that the boy was reunited with his mother.

This story was originally published at 8:50 p.m.

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