Naked girl found in a ditch

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DELTA COUNTY — Deputies from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Rapid River area for the report of a 3-year-old girl found lying naked in a ditch.

It happened Friday morning around 11:15. The temperature at the time was approximately 32 degrees.

A man was alerted to the child’s presence by his dog. He wrapped the girl in his shirt and rushed her back to his home in attempt to warm the child.

The uninjured girl was transported to St Francis Hospital by UP Health System. Deputies went door to door to try to locate the parents.

The parents were eventually located at a nearby residence. Further investigation revealed unsafe and unsanitary living conditions at the residence.

Child Protective Services was contacted and the girl along with another young female were eventually removed from the residence.

The case has been sent to the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Deputies were assisted by DHS Child Protective Services, UP Health Systems and Masonville EMS.

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