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Grandmother identifies abandoned toddler

October 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 3-year-old boy abandoned at a South Los Angeles bus stop has been identified by his grandmother.Los Angeles police say the grandmother lives in Bakersfield and came forward on Saturday after seeing the child on television.

He is identified as Xavier Nelson.

A witness told investigators that a woman in her 20s left the boy at the bus stop at Broadway and Florence Avenue shortly after midnight Friday before she boarded a bus. The boy was asleep at the time.

Investigators say the grandmother told them the boy and his mother had left Bakersfield a week ago Monday.

The child is in the custody of Children and Family Services.

AP contributed to this report.

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