Tragedy of two-year-old boy abandoned at Goodwill depot with no socks or jacket and a note saying ‘his mother can’t take care of him anymore’
- Security camera footage shows the toddler being dropped off outside the Southaven Goodwill donation store by a man wearing a cowboy mask and hat
- He was found by Southaven Police who left him with Child Protection Services
- Police chief Macon Moore said a suspect was taken into custody yesterday
Mississippi Police are investigating the abandonment of a two-year-old boy at a Goodwill drop-off location – with nothing but a note and a bag of clothes.
The toddler – too young to know his own name – was left outside a Goodwill donation center with a note saying ‘his mother can no longer take care of him’.
Security camera footage released by police shows he was dropped off at the Southaven store by a man wearing a cowboy mask and hat, and left with a change of clothes, at 9:50 a.m. yesterday.
Mississippi Police are investigating the abandonment of a two-year-old boy (pictured) at a Goodwill drop-off location – with nothing but a note and a bag of clothes.
Security camera footage released by police shows he was dropped off at the Southaven store by a man wearing a cowboy mask and hat, and left with a change of clothes yesterday.
The little boy was found by officers from the Southaven Police Department who turned him over to child protection services.
Officers released a photo of the little boy, who was not wearing socks or a warm coat, as well as photos of two suspects – a man and a woman – and the vehicle they were driving when the child was abandoned.
Almost six hours later, they arrested someone linked to the incident.
A spokesperson for the Southaven Police Department first said: ‘A child has been abandoned at the Goodwill drop-off site at 57 Stateline Road East in Southaven.
‘The suspect, a light-skinned black man wearing black sweatpants and a black cowboy hat, dropped off the child with a plastic bag containing a change of clothes and a note.
Nearby surveillance footage captured footage of a man and woman (pictured) who police say were associated with the incident
Southaven Police Department released footage of the vehicle the two suspects were driving when the car was abandoned
The Goodwill Donation Center in Southhaven where the two-year-old was found abandoned
“The suspect then left the scene on foot. Officers responded but were unable to locate the suspect.
“The male child is about two years old and unable to give his name or the names of his parents or relatives.
Police chief Macon Moore later said a suspect was taken into custody yesterday at 3:30 p.m. but “ no suspicious information or charges have been disclosed. ”
He added: “ We would like to thank all the citizens who have shown concern for the child, rest assured that he is well and that he is being taken care of and who will be reunited with his family when the CPS judges him. appropriate.
“ We would also like to thank all the citizens who offered advice regarding the suspects in this case.
“Community cooperation and a unified law enforcement effort led to the swift arrest of the suspects.”