The child was found in a car seat.
Greg Mills reports from Apple Valley that the mother is not facing any criminal charges.
The mother spent much of the day being interrogated by police, reports Mills.
Police got a call early Wednesday morning after a passerby found the child. Moments after police arrived at the scene, near an elementary school in Apple Valley, the mom drove up in her minivan saying her child was missing.
Officials believe the mother unknowingly left the child behind.
The mother has six children under the age of five…Per Mills, she is the mother of a blended family.
Police said the mom’s “system” for keeping track of all the children was thrown off when one child became sick and had to be picked up from school. The child left behind, police said, was in perfect health and the little girl was apparently left alone only for several minutes.
The mother was not named.