SC authorities identify abandoned toddler

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 3:16 PM

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- Investigators in Anderson County have determined the identity of a toddler abandoned at a local home and have arrested her parents. 

Anderson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chad McBride on Saturday identified the girl as 4-year-old Zoe Brown of Marietta, Ga. 

McBride said 31-year-lold Alonzo Brown was arrested Saturday, as was the child's mother, 37-year-old Tongela Denise McBride. Both are facing charges of unlawful neglect of a child. 

Alonzo Brown was arrested in Anderson County. At a court appearance Saturday, his request for bail was denied.  

Tongela McBride was arrested in Georgia and is awaiting extradition to South Carolina; 

McBride said the girl is still under foster care. Zoe was left in a stroller Tuesday night on the doorstep of an Anderson home. The homeowner said he didn't recognize the child.
 

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