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Mother of baby found alone in building turns herself in

Police are asking for public's help identifying female toddler thought be 1-year-old found alone vestibule an Auburn Gresham neighborhood apartment

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a female toddler, thought to be a 1-year-old, found alone in the vestibule of an Auburn Gresham neighborhood apartment building Friday night. | photo from Chicago Police

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Updated: March 24, 2014 10:16PM

The mother of a baby found alone in a South Side apartment building Friday night turned herself in to police Monday.

The 1-year-old girl was found about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the vestibule of an Auburn Gresham apartment building in the 8200 block of South Justine Street, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

She was taken in good condition to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center in Evergreen Park and was later released into the custody of the state’s Department of Child and Family Services, police said at the time.

The mother turned herself in to police Monday and was being questioned by detectives, police said.

Detectives had been looking for the mother since Saturday afternoon, after the girl was identified, police said at the time.

It was not immediately known how long the girl had been alone in the vestibule before she was found.

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