An innocent two-year-old was abandoned at a Goodwill drop-off with a note saying: “His mother can’t take care of him anymore.”
- On Monday, a boy, 2, was deserted at a Goodwill drop-off location.
- The child was abandoned with nothing but a bag of clothes and a note.
- A suspect was taken into custody, but the investigation continues.
Police in Mississippi is currently investigating the case of a two-year-old boy who was abandoned at a Goodwill donation center. The innocent child was left with nothing but a bag of clothes and a note. As per Daily Mail, the note reportedly said: “His mother can’t take care of him anymore.”
According to security camera footage, the toddler was dropped off at the Southaven store just before 10am on Monday. He was carried by a man with a face mask and a cowboy hat.
After Southaven Police Department officers found the deserted boy, they left him in the care of Child Protective Services. They were able to quickly spot the man and the woman behind the poor kid’s abandonment. In an official Facebook post, the department stated:
“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.”
Several hours later, the police arrested a person related to the incident.
In a follow-up statement, Macon Moore, Chief of Police at Southaven Police Department, said that a suspect was taken into custody. However, he noted that “no suspect information or charges are being released.” The police chief added:
“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.”
As NBC News reports, Goodwill declared that the safety of the child is their “top priority.” Their security leaders are now working closely with local authorities to help the ongoing investigation.