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Woman abandons child on doorstep

Posted at 8:44 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 10:47:42-04

Child abandoned

Deputies near Houston say this woman left a 2-year-old boy at a stranger’s door last night before fleeing in a vehicle.


The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office posted this information Thursday morning on its Facebook page:

With the help of our local media and our community, the father of the abandoned child has been located. PIO in route to Legends Ridge Drive to provide more details.

Please share with your family and friends and help us locate this woman and identify the child and reunite him with family.

For Immediate Release October 18, 2018

MCTXSheriff Investigates Abandoned Child
On October 17, 2018, at about 8:20 pm, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched a residence in the 30700 block of Legends Ridge Drive, Spring, Texas in reference to a located person. The 911 caller advised that she heard a knock at her door and when she went to answer the door she found a 2 year old black male child standing at her door with no adult.

When Deputies arrived they viewed video surveillance and observed a black female arrive at the residence in a white passenger car. The suspect is observed running toward the front door of the residence while lifting the child in the air by one arm. Once the suspect arrives at the front door she rings the door bell, knocks on the door and then flees back to her vehicle abandoning the 2 year child and two bags she was carrying. The entire incident lasted 23 seconds.

The suspect appears to be in her mid-20’s to early 30’s with long hair reaching below her waist. Suspect also has multiple tattoos on her right arm that can be seen in the video.

At this point the identity of the suspect and the child are unknown. The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health. Child Protective Services responded to the scene and took custody of the child and are assisting in identifying the child’s family.

If anyone has any information regarding the child or female suspect, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office 936-760-5800 or contact Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case# 18A299244.

Information Source
Lieutenant Scott Spencer
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Executive Division