March 30, 2011

CPS Investigating After Toddler Found Wandering Streets

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- Montgomery County Police say investigators with child protective services are now looking into the case of a boy found wandering the streets early Tuesday morning. According to police the boy, only identified as a 3-year-old, was found in the 10300 block of Castlehedge in Silver Spring shortly after 6 in the morning. A neighbor who found the boy said he woke up to the sound of the child crying outside his house. Chris Saxton said, "So I came out and pretty much tried comforting the kid." Saxton then called the police. The boy was taken to nearby Holy Cross hospital, and his mother wasn't located until later on in the morning. Investigators say she had called to report her missing son. Neither the boy's nor his mother's name are being released. Police did state the young child was in the custody of child protective services until the investigation into the events is finalized.

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