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Hearing planned on wandering Arlington toddler's custody

A hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon to determine if a 2-year-old girl found Monday night walking in the middle of an Arlington street should be returned to her parents.

“We are conducting an investigation to determine if neglectful supervision was the case,” said Marissa Gonzales, Child Protective Services spokeswoman.

The hearing will be held in juvenile court in Fort Worth.

A witness said that Ty’tianna Weatherspoon was found at around 7:30 p.m. Monday walking in the middle of Browning Drive in east Arlington. The neighborhood is southeast of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Weatherspoon is still in the custody of Child Protective Services.

“She was able to tell Officers she is 2 years old, but could not provide any further information about her name, address, or parents,” said Lt. Blake Miller, police spokesman, in a news release.

CPS officials cared for the child overnight while police went door-to-door in the neighborhood, trying to find her family.

Police, however, were contacted by the parents at about 5:45 a.m., Miller said.

“Initial information is that a family member saw the story in the media this morning and called the family,” Miller said.

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