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Two-Year-Old Boy Abandoned At Shops With Just A Note And Bag Of Clothes

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Two-Year-Old Boy Abandoned At Shops With Just A Note And Bag Of Clothes

A two-year-old boy has been abandoned at a charity shop with a change of clothes and a note.

The youngster, who was unable to give his own name or the names of his parents or relatives, is currently being taken care of by Child Protection Services while the investigation is ongoing.

Credit: Facebook/Southaven Police Department
Credit: Facebook/Southaven Police Department

Police are appealing for tips on the people that were seen dropping the little boy off at the charity shop in Southaven, Mississippi.

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Southaven Police Department took to social media, writing: "On December 14, 2020, at approximately 9:40 AM, a child was abandoned at the Goodwill drop off location at 57 Stateline Road East in Southaven.

"The suspect, a light-skinned black male wearing black jogging pants and a black cowboy hat, dropped the child off with a plastic bag containing a change of clothes and a note. The suspect then left the scene on foot.

"Responding officers but were unable to locate the suspect. The male child is approximately 2 years old and is unable to give his name or the names of his parents or relatives.

"Southaven Detectives are desperately seeking any information on this child. If you recognize this child or have any information that will help Detectives, please call SPD at 662-393-8652, or email us at [email protected]"

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Credit: Facebook/Southaven Police Department
Credit: Facebook/Southaven Police Department

They added: "Nearby surveillance video captured images of both a male and female associated with this incident and the vehicle they were driving when the child was abandoned. If you recognize either person or the vehicle they are driving, please contact SPD."

In an update about the child's wellbeing, Southaven Police wrote: "Child Protective Services follows strict protocol regarding matters of this nature with the child's safety and health being the absolute priority.

"This incident was relayed to media outlets and also placed on social media. Southaven Police received numerous tips, and with the assistance of F.B.I. offices in both Mississippi, and Tennessee, along with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department a suspect related to this case was taken into custody in Memphis at approximately 15:30 hours.

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"At this time the investigation is still ongoing, no suspect information or charges are being released."

The vehicle the suspects were spotted in. Credit: Facebook/Southaven Police Department
The vehicle the suspects were spotted in. Credit: Facebook/Southaven Police Department

The post went on to show appreciation to anyone that helped: "We would like to thank all of the citizens who showed concern for the child, rest assured he is well, and being taken care of and will be re-united with family when CPS determines this is proper.

"We would also like to thank all of the citizens who offered tips regarding the suspects in this case. The cooperation from the community and a unified effort from law Enforcement led to the speedy apprehension of suspects."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Southaven Police Department

Topics: News, US News

Rebecca Shepherd
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