Police are frantically searching for a missing 2-year-old last seen on Sunday.
There’s still no sign of the little girl who disappeared. However, her mother was arrested Monday for filing a false report, according to KXXV.
Tiaundra Christon, 21, originally told authorities she had taken her daughter, Hazana Anderson, to Gabbard Park in College Station, Texas, around 8 a.m. She then left the child in her stroller to walk over to retrieve the baby’s bottle from her car.
However, when she returned, the child had vanished.
According to the College Station Police Department, authorities continue to investigate the incident but wrote in a Facebook update:
While interviewing Miss Christon, [it was] discovered that she was not providing truthful information regarding the incident.
The mom was arrested and charged for child abandonment/endangering a child. She’s held on a $2,000 bond.
According to KBTX, two nearby fishermen saw the distraught mom and rushed to her aid before calling the police. However, the men never confirmed seeing the toddler before she went missing.
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The station added:
The charge of ‘Abandoning/ Endangering a Child’ was due to Miss Christon placing the child in an environment, ‘near a body of water,’ that posed a potential risk to the safety of the child.
Hazana Anderson’s father, Taboerick Anderson, spoke with KTRK and told the station that Christon had been displaying strange behavior over the last few months. He also found it odd that the mom took their daughter to Gabbard Park. Anderson said he’s feeling:
“Terror, panic, confusion, worry, dread, resentment, just a lot of mixed emotions.”
Police continue to search the park with drones for clues. The 2-year-old, who is about three feet, 28 pounds, was last seen:
Wearing an olive green jacket, black ‘girl squad’ shirt, cream colored pants, pink socks, dark pink shoes, and a purple beanie.
According to a recent update, the child still hasn’t been found. Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately at (979) 764-3600.