SAN MARCOS, Calif. (CNS) – The parents of a boy believed to be between 1 and 2 years old and wearing only a diaper when he was found wandering in a San Marcos apartment complex have been located, authorities announced Tuesday morning.
Deputies were called about 6 p.m. Monday to the Barham Villas Apartments, located in the 500 block of East Barham Drive near state Route 78, by residents who told authorities they found a toddler near the basketball court located within the complex, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s
Department. The toddler was initially believed to be a girl but later determined to be a boy.
A resident provided clothes to keep the child warm, deputies and residents went door to door looking for the child’s family and the complex’s management team sent out an email alerting residents about the toddler being found on the property, the department said.
Shortly before midnight, a family member contacted the department after seeing a social media post about the toddler, leading deputies to an apartment near where the toddler was found. The child’s babysitter told deputies she did not know that any of the boys she was caring for were missing. She said the announcements she heard were about a girl who had been found.
Deputies located and spoke with the child’s mother. The department said that Child Welfare Services had been contacted and would be responsible for reuniting the toddler with his family.
The department announced about 1:30 a.m. that the child’s parents had been located.
“No criminal charges are being filed at this time,” the department said.