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3-year-old expected to recover after left alone in car in Litchfield Park

Deputies found the child unresponsive Sunday night in a Litchfield Park neighborhood.

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — A 3-year-old girl is expected to make a full recovery after she had been left unattended inside a vehicle Sunday night, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were dispatched at about 7:30 p.m. to a neighborhood near El Mirage and Bethany Home roads for reports of an unresponsive young child. The girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

MCSO said the child's 32-year-old mother had arrived at the home with her other children and rushed inside, leaving the 3-year-old behind.

MCSO said the child is stable and is expected to make a full recovery. The agency will be submitting the case to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for prosecutorial review.


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“The Valley” is what locals call the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is considered the largest metropolitan area in the Southwest. 

The Valley is made up of various major cities other than Phoenix, including:

  • Mesa
  • Chandler
  • Scottsdale
  • Tempe
  • Glendale
  • Surprise
  • Peoria
  • Gilbert
  • El Mirage
  • Avondale
  • Litchfield Park
  • Goodyear
  • Buckeye

Whether a city is in the “East Valley” or “West Valley” depends on where it is in relation to Phoenix.

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