Girl, 4, found abandoned on Bronx street

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A 4-year-old girl was found abandoned on the corner of a Bronx street and now cops are trying to figure out who her family is, authorities said Sunday.

The girl, who told investigators here name is Sidaya, was spotted standing by herself near Prospect Ave. and East 156 St. in the South Bronx just after midnight Saturday, police said. It was 40 degrees out and little Sidaya was wearing a sweater but no jacket.

After a concerned passerby called police, cops picked up the tot and took her to a Lincoln Hospital for evaluation

She was released from the hospital into Administration for Child Services custody in healthy condition, police said.

Heartbreaking surveillance video shows the girl walking with a woman four blocks from where Sidaya was found alone 10 minutes later. The woman walks far in front of the little girl on Fox St. near Leggett Ave., stopping to look back as little Sidaya almost catches up with her, then eventually just walking away.

Cops released the video Sunday along with photos of little Sidaya after her rescue. They are asking the public’s help identifying the woman and Sidaya’s family.

The woman seen with Sidaya is described as in her 20s and 5-foot-2 with a medium complexion and thin build. She was wearing a black head scarf, light blue denim jacket, black pants and white sneakers.

Little Sidaya was found wearing a blue sweater, pants and rain boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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