Father arrested after 4-year-old found wandering alone in Cathedral City

(Cathedral City Police)

More than 24 hours after a 4-year-old girl was discovered wandering alone through a Cathedral City neighborhood, her father has been arrested.

The child was found Saturday near Sky Blue Water Trail, reports the Desert Sun.   Police released a photo of the child in hopes the public could identify her and her parents as the girl wouldn’t tell police her name.

The girl’s mom called police o about 5:30 Sunday evening and informed them that she was supposed to be in her father’s care. The girls father, Felix Martinez, Diaz, arrived to the police station at 11 pm where he was interviewed and then arrested, according to KESQ.

No other details were released. Anyone with info should call Cathedral City police at (760) 770-0303.