The child’s mother has been taken into custody, Breaux Bridge Police Chief Rollie Cantu said.
Her charges are unknown at this time. Authorities said the woman was already incarcerated in Iberia Parish when the child’s grandparents contacted Breaux Bridge Police Department concerning the child’s whereabouts.
The woman reportedly left the child in the care of a non-family member. The girl is in safe custody this afternoon, authorities said.
We will update this story as new information becomes available.