Cops: Mom leaves child, 4, at Atlanta airport, skips town in Florida car

Image courtesy of Atlanta Police Department via WFLA

ATLANTA, Ga. (WFLA) – Authorities have located a woman they say left her child alone with strangers at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Georgia on Friday and skipped town.

Investigators say Miranda Hakimi Harvey, 29, had driven her daughter from their home in Odenton, Maryland to the airport, which is 700 miles away. When she got to the airport, she asked a couple at the atrium to watch the 4-year-old while she shopped. She never returned and the couple contacted the Atlanta Police Department.

Police say Harvey rented white Nissan Versa with the Florida tag HKNA25 and left town.

On Saturday, Harvey was found at the Graduate Hotel in Athens, Georgia after someone with the hotel contacted authorities and said she was there.

Harvey is currently being evaluated by local medical personnel, the station reports.

It’s unclear if any charges have been filed against the mother at this time.

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