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Abandoned toddler identified, investigators search for suspect

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm with No Comments »
July 8, 2008 4:08 pm

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies have identified an abused toddler abandoned at a stranger’s house earlier this week and have interviewed his mother.

Now, they are searching for a 23-year-old man suspected of assaulting and burning the boy. Investigators were working on getting a warrant for the man’s arrest.

The boy was taken to a local hospital Sunday morning after he was dropped off at a woman’s home in Midland. The boy had significant injuries that indicated he’d been abused and tortured, deputies reported.

Investigators located and interviewed the boy’s mother today. She was brought to a police station by her family.

The 22-month-old boy was treated and released from a local hospital. He was placed into foster care as detectives and a social worker investigated where to safely and appropriately place him.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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