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Horry police searching for caregivers of child found wandering Carolina Forest

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Update 7/12: The child was identified and the caregivers found.

Horry County police is asking for the public’s help in finding the guardians of a child found wandering in the Carolina Forest area on Thursday.

A 5-year-old girl was found wandering the area without caregivers, according to county spokeswoman Kelly Moore. The child has medical issues.

The department did not provide a physical description or name of the girl.

Anyone with information on the child or her caregivers is asked to contact (843) 248-1520.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.

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