Police Find 3 Children Reported Missing After They Were Left Alone in Car

The children, who are homeless and living out of a car with their mother, disappeared after they were left alone in the vehicle, police said.

Police search for three missing children in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.

Three children reported missing after they were left alone in a car for hours have been found, police said.

The children, ages 10, 7 and 3, were reported missing late Thursday near Adams Boulevard and Compton Avenue south of downtown Los Angeles.

Police said the children were left alone in a car that they live in with their mother. When the mother returned, the children were missing, authorities said.

At about 7 a.m. Friday, police said the children had been located at a relative's home.

An estimated 16,500 people were living out of their cars in Los Angeles County in 2019, according to data from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. In a 2020 count, an estimated 10,300 people were living in vehicles in the city of Los Angeles.

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