Police, CFS investigating after child abandoned in stroller in Brandon
An 18-month-old child was left alone in a stroller in Brandon Thursday morning and now the child is in CFS care.
Police first received a call from someone who was passing by and noticed a baby girl alone in a stroller in the 600 block of 19th Street. The caller stayed with the child for 15 minutes, waiting for the parent or guardian to arrive, before calling police.
Police arrived and found identification in the stroller connecting two adults to the child, one of them believed to be the child’s mother. The child was turned over to CFS and “will remain in care pending their investigation” according to a Brandon police release.
The mother of the child eventually reported the baby missing late in the afternoon.
“Her comments were that she had left the child with a responsible adult and what happened after that she had no answer for,” Staff Sgt. Brian Partridge said Friday. “She didn’t have any information about why that child would have been left where it was.”
Partidge said police aren’t ruling out any charges as their investigation continues.
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