The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a girl who was brought to a fire station Sunday.

On Monday, the sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page a photo of the dark haired, dark eyed child, wearing a purple polka-dot top, along with the caption: “PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE NEEDED IN IDENTIFYING CHILD.”

Sheriff’s officials said a man brought the girl to the fire station on June 30, after an unknown woman left the child with him.

The man told the Sacramento Fire Department he heard a woman screaming at a Walmart near Florin Road and Stockton Boulevard and that the woman was with the little girl, according to KCRA. He said he took the woman and the little girl for a ride in his vehicle, but when he stopped at a liquor store, the woman jumped out of the car and left with a couple of other people.

The man was interviewed by sheriff’s deputies for about an hour after the sheriff’s department arrived to take custody of the girl.

Detectives with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office are asking anyone with information about who the girl to contact investigators at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.

Tips may also be left anonymously through the Sacramento County Sheriff’s website at or by calling 916-874-8477.

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