Gulfport police found a baby sitting naked on a blanket on the side of the road Tuesday afternoon, an official said.
A photo of the child with a Gulfport police officer circulated on Facebook. The Sun Herald called police to get the rest of the story.
Sgt. Joshua Bromen said police received a call regarding the child about noon Tuesday from a concerned resident on Kenneth Avenue.
The parents were found by 12:15, Bromen said.
Bromen said the baby had been left alone while one parent was caring for the other parent who had a medical emergency.
The police report indicated the baby may have recently had a bath.
The photo shows the child was found sitting on a blanket with a toy in the 2300 block of Kenneth Avenue. The child was in front of a home with a fenced yard, but was outside of the fence near the road.
No arrests were made. Bromen said police turned the case over to the state Department of Human Services.