UPDATE: Child abandoned outside Spring home, suspect sought

These images were captured by a camera at a home in Spring around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday. The woman is a suspect in a child abandonment case.

UPDATE: “With the help of our local media and our community, the father of the abandoned child has been located,” according to a statement from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 9:20 a.m.


The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a female suspect who reportedly abandoned a 2-year-old child outside a home on the 30700 block of Legends Drive in Spring around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday.

A homeowner called 9-1-1 last night to report that she heard a knock on her door. When she went to answer the door, she found a 2-year-old black male child standing at her door with no adult accompanying him.

“When deputies arrived, they viewed video surveillance and observed a black female arrive at the residence in a white passenger car. The suspect is observed running toward the front door of the residence while lifting the child in the air by one arm,” said Lt. Scott Spencer in a media release. “Once the suspect arrives at the front door, she rings the door bell, knocks on the door and then flees back to her vehicle abandoning the 2-year-old child and two bags she was carrying.”

The entire incident lasted 23 seconds, Spencer added.

The suspect is described as in her mid-20s to early 30s with waist-length hair. She has multiple tattoos on her right arm that can be seen in the video.

The identity of the suspect and the child are unknown at this time. The child is uninjured and appears to be in good health. Child Protective Services responded to the scene and took custody of the child. CPS is assisting in identifying the child’s family.

Anyone with information about the child or the female is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867). Refer to case number 18A299244.

To see the video, click here.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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