As the temperature hovered just above zero, a toddler was found alone, with no coat, shoes or hat early Friday on the South Side.

The boy, whose name was not known, was found about 1:45 a.m. at the intersection of East 82nd Street and South Avalon Avenue, police said. He is thought to be 3 or 4 years old and is in good condition.

He is described as black, standing about 3-feet and weighing about 40 pounds, police said. He was found wearing a gray sweater, blue jeans and argyle socks.

The temperature was 3 degrees when the boy was found, according to the National Weather Service.

Anyone with information about the boy is asked to call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8274.

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