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Update to found toddler in San Marcos

Deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station have located the family of a toddler who was found wandering in an apartment complex.

On January 11th around 6:00 p.m., deputies were called to the Barham Villas Apartments on E. Barham Drive after residents reported finding a toddler, believed initially to be a girl but later determined to be a boy (between one and two years old) wandering in the complex’s basketball courtyard. He was only wearing a diaper. A resident provided clothing to keep the toddler warm.

Deputies and residents immediately began looking for the child’s family in the apartment complex and surrounding neighborhood with no luck. Announcements were made by Sheriff’s ASTREA (helicopter).

Just before midnight, a family member contacted the Sheriff’s Department after seeing social media posts about the found toddler. That led deputies to an apartment unit not far from where the toddler was originally located. Deputies spoke with the child’s babysitter who explained she did not know any of the children in her care were missing. She added the announcements she heard were for a found little girl and they were taking care of several boys. Deputies also located and spoke with the child’s mother. Child Welfare Services was contacted, and they will be responsible for reuniting the toddler with his family. No criminal charges are being filed at this time.

7 responses to “Update to found toddler in San Marcos”

  1. Kimberly says:

    Have that lady get a license too take care of kids !!!!! And make sure that baby is being well taken care of with parents !!!!!! CPS SUCKS ASS NOW A DAYS !!

    • Mary says:

      I agree with you how this lady doesn’t notice that??
      It is unacceptable!! First if you’re baby sitter you have to keep an EYE EVERY SINGLE SECOND!!

  2. Gwen Latta says:

    I am sorry, but at 6pm till 1am someone did not miss a child they were babysitting.. something VERY wrong here!! Boy or girl she didn’t know was missing!! I used to have child care and I knew where every child was every moment while in my c are.. This is so unacceptable!!!

  3. So, they initially reported a found toddler GIRL! Wearing only a diaper, he must have been freezing. No one checked his diaper until 6 hours later? At what point did they realize it was a little boy? At what point did the caregiver count the kids she was watching? Doesn’t she have a sign-in sheet for when kids get dropped off and picked up? Sounds like an unlicensed daycare to me.

  4. Mary says:

    I agree with you how this lady doesn’t notice that??
    It is unacceptable!! First if you’re baby sitter you have to keep an EYE EVERY SINGLE SECOND!!

  5. Marty Giehl says:

    she should lose her license. poor baby. I would firer her from watching my kids.

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