WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies arrested the mother of a 2-year-old boy found wandering in a neighborhood near West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera says 31-year-old Delkie Walter faces a child neglect charge after the child was found barefoot and carrying a small backpack on Wednesday afternoon.
She says deputies showed the child’s photograph at a nearby school and found a sibling who confirmed his identity. The mother was arrested.
Authorities say the Department of Children and Families removed the children from the home and placed them with a relative. That agency is also investigating the case.
Walter was released from jail early Thursday. A lawyer for her wasn’t listed on jail records.
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