Fairfax County authorities said Thursday they found the family of a young girl who had been found alone in the Mount Vernon area.


Police are asking for the public's help in locating the parents or guardians of this girl found Thursday morning in the Mount Vernon area. (Fairfax County Police)

Police said she appeared to be about 2 or 3 years old and her name might be Sierra. Investigators said she was found by a resident in the neighborhood, but wouldn’t say exactly where she was located.

She was found Thursday morning near the 3800 block of Burlingame Place. The location is between Route 1 and Huntley Meadows Park.

The girl was reunited with her parents shortly after police made a public appeal for assistance.