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Susan Wood ReportingWest Valley Police are still looking for the parents of a little girl. She was found crossing the street on her tricycle yesterday, but no one has reported her missing.

She was spotted by a police officer at the intersection of Redwood Road and Indiana Avenue in West Valley City. The officer saw her trying to cross the street at about 2:00 yesterday afternoon.

She says her name is Marie and when asked how old she is she sometimes holds up three fingers, sometimes four, and sometimes five. She says she lives with her dad, Stan, and a woman she calls "Nana." And she says Nana went to the store and didn't come back so she got on her tricycle to look for her.

The officer took her driving around the neighborhood nearby, but she couldn't identify her home. And now it's been more than 32 hours since he found her.

Duane Betournay, Division of Family Services: "Any amount of time where a child is not cared for, doesn't know where her parent or guardian is, is concerning but the amount of time which has transpired which is well over 24 hours now leads us to be very concerned about that and you know any ideas about where the caregiver is at this would be speculation at this point in time or what may have happened to that caregiver."

Marie has black, shoulder-length, curly hair that she was wearing in a ponytail with a blue tie. She has brown eyes. She's only about three feet tall and around 50 pounds. She was wearing a sleeveless lime green top with a hood and yellow, green and blue plaid shorts.

If anyone recognizes or knows anything about her, please call police at 799-3000.

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