MIAMI (WSVN) - A Florida Missing Child Alert was issued for a 4-year-old girl in Miami.

The child, Carolina Rodriguez Vizcarra, was last seen on Dec. 22, 2022, in the area of the 200 block of Northwest 15th Street.

According to City of Miami Police, the child may be with her mother, 34-year-old Carolina Vizcarra Olvera.

Police are taking this case seriously because of an incident that occurred back in October of 2021.

In that incident, a police officer, who was at a hospital attending to a family member, saw Vizcarra Olvera, who told the officer she needed to use the restroom and to watch her child until she got back.

“Two years ago, the mother went in to a local hospital and gave the same child to a person, not knowing that it was one of our officers that was off duty,” said Miami Police Officer Michael Vega.

At the time, police said, Vizcarra Olvera gave the officer the child and her Social Security card, then took off, but later came back for her daughter.

“We are afraid that if she did this once, she might be able to do it again, and that’s what we’re trying to avoid,” said Vega. “We want the child to be safe.”

Back in Oct. 13, 2021, Vizcarra Olvera stood before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mindy S. Glazer.

“You were arrested for one count of child abandonment,” said Glazer..

The last time that the Florida Department of Children and Families made contact with the pair was December 2022, in the area of Northwest 15th Street and Second Avenue in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.

DCF did not report the 4-year-old girl missing until July of this year. According to police, there was confusion with the courts at the time.

When we get the information in July, we put out a flyer, but immediately retracted it, because we weren’t sure if the court had ordered the mother to return the child,” said Vega. “It took us a little while to get this response from the courts, just to very that the mother was actually served with the paperwork, at which point we determined that she was not served, but she should have knowledge that she should return her.”

Miami Police is now working with the Department of Children and Families, the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to locate the child.

If you have any information concerning the child’s whereabouts, you are urged to contact the Miami Police Department at 305-579-6111.

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