On Wednesday night, a relative called the Houston Police Department to identify the child, but investigators still could not locate the boy’s mother or father.
The baby was found at 10300 S. Wilcrest Drive around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. He was found crying near an iron fence in The Onyx apartment complex.
“I didn’t hear anyone talk about it (Tuesday) but the police were at our homes. I saw it all over my newsfeed, the baby everywhere. I thought, ‘Wow.’ Then I put two and two together. I’m like, ‘That’s why they were here at my apartments yesterday looking for this baby,'” said Lexie Gardner, a resident of Onyx.
The child has a wound on the mouth but is otherwise fine.
We still don’t know his name and it was unclear how long he was out.
The police are investigating whether the child lives in the residential complex and how it got out in the first place.
Help us identify the parents of this approximately 6-10 month old boy who was killed near an iron fence at an apartment complex at 10300 S. Wilcrest at 12:40 pm Tuesday (July 5) by Dr. abandoned and found crying.
No missing persons reports and no one has claimed the baby. He is in CPS custody and care. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/hf4OF38RmE
— Houston Police Department (@houstonpolice) July 6, 2022
The baby is safe and in the care of the Child Protection Service (CPS).
His parents will not be prosecuted, but police said they wanted to speak to them to understand the circumstances that led to the child’s abandonment.
Police said the boy was 6 to 10 months old, but the family later identified him as 12 months old.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department at 713-884-3131 or Detective R. Blackmon at 713-830-3265.
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