MIRAMAR, Fla. – Miramar police were alerted Sunday morning about a small boy found alone near the 1860 block of SW 68th Ave. As of Monday morning, authorities said the boy’s parents or guardians have still not come forward.
Lori Rodriguez‚ who helped search for the boy’s parents, told Local 10 that a neighbor had seen the child wandering and had been asking around to see if anyone knew anything about him.
“We walked around and looked to see if anyone was nearby. None of us have ever seen the baby before,” she said.
That’s when they called police. According to a Miramar police spokesman, authorities spent more 90 minutes canvassing the area and knocking on doors nearby to find anyone who may have known who the child was or, hopefully, find a parent or guardian.
Rodriguez, a mother herself said, “I’m beside myself.” She said the little boy wasn’t wearing shoes or socks, and needed his diaper changed.
“The police knocked on every single door. I would say they were here almost two hours,” she said.
At 8:22 p.m., Miramar police sent out a status update: “We are very concerned considering we are approaching 12 hours since the child was located.”
Police said no one has come forward to pick up the boy, who is approximately 2 years old, and police still have not identified his parents or guardians.
Miramar Police said on Monday that the boy is being cared for by a foster parent until his parents can be found. While many have contacted Miramar PD to want to donate items to the child, they stated that he has been provided with the necessary items. They thanked the community for its outpouring of support
Anyone with information about his identity or his parents or guardian’s identity is urged to contact the Miramar Police Department at (954) 602-4000.