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College Station Mother Arrested For Child Abandonment/Endangerment Of Her Four Year Old Daughter

Social media assists College Station police in learning the identity of a four year old girl who wandered out of her apartment Wednesday morning.

The child’s mother, who was not at home at the time her daughter left, was arrested for child endangerment or abandonment.

According to CSPD’s news release, tips from posting a photo of the girl led to finding the mother at her apartment.

39 year old Stephanie Case is accused of leaving her daughter alone for one hour.

After the mother returned, she is accused of not making efforts to check the welfare or location of the child.

Around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the girl was found by firefighters and others in the area of Harvey Mitchell and Rio Grande.

The child was not able to give her name or where she lived.

CSPD reports child and protective services is taking care of who has custody of the girl.

No photo of Stephanie Case is available because she has not been transported from College Station police to the Brazos County jail.

Screen shot from the College Station police department’s Twitter account.

News release from College Station police:

On November 07, 2018, at about 0757 hrs, officers were dispatched to the area of Rio Grande Blvd and Harvey Mitchell Parkway for a report of a small child unaccompanied near a heavy traffic area. Nearby College Station Fire Department personnel and other concerned persons stopped out with the four year old female child to prevent her from wandering into traffic. The child was unable tell the responding officers where she lived or other identifiers. Officers checked with nearby schools and daycares but were unable to determine where the child lived.

After a considerable amount of time with no calls reporting a missing child, officers reached out to the public through social media sources. These efforts resulted in tips that led to the identity of the child’s parent. After about three hours from the time that the child was found, officers located the mother at an apartment a few blocks away. She was unaware that the child was missing. An investigation revealed that the mother had left her residence earlier in the morning without leaving the child with responsible care. The mother had returned about an hour later and saw that the child was not in her bed, but never made efforts to locate or check the welfare of the child. The mother was placed in custody due to the risk of harm to the child. Child Protective Services responded to assist with the investigation.

Arrested for Abandoning or Endangering a Child:
Stephanie Michelle Case
39 year of female of College Station, Texas

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Posted by on Nov 7 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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