MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are stepping up their search for the parents or guardians of a young boy who was found wandering alone in a Miramar neighborhood, and they’re asking for the public’s help.
According to Miramar Police, the child, believed to be 2 to 3 years old, was spotted roaming the streets near Southwest 68th Avenue and 18th Street, Sunday morning.
Ebony Williams said she saw the boy, who was only wearing a T-shirt and diapers and no shoes.
“When I got out of the car, I heard the baby crying, so I walked over, and I realized that he was by himself,” she said. “I asked him, ‘Where’s your mommy?’ And he pointed kind of like everywhere.”
Williams said she picked up the boy.
“I reached out my hand for him, he grabbed my hand, and I just walked around the complex, hoping that I would find somebody looking for him or calling his name,” she said.
Williams said she eventually called police.
The child is currently in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.
As of Monday afternoon, the child has yet to be identified and his parents or guardians have not come forward.
Miramar Police, with the help of Pembroke Pines Police officers, went door to door in the area where he was found in an effort to find someone who recognizes the child to no avail.
Officials urge anyone who recognizes the boy or has any information on who his parents or guardians are to call Miramar Police at 954-602-4000 and press “0” for Communications.
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