UPDATE: Baltimore Police say the “parents/guardian” of the boy were located Monday, Nov. 29, and they “are communicating with Child Protective Services.”
The original story is below:
A child who doesn’t know his name or age remains unclaimed in Baltimore, days after being found wandering the streets at 3 a.m., police say.
The Baltimore Police Department posted photos of the boy on social media, in hopes someone might recognize him or know his family.
As of Monday, Nov. 29, the boy’s story remains a mystery.
Authorities said they are treating the case as a “lost child” investigation.
“On November 27, at approximately 3:00 a.m ... officers responded to 2000 Kennedy Avenue to investigate child neglect,” police said in a news release.
“When officers arrived at the location, they spoke with a concerned citizen who stated that he saw a 3 to a 4-year-old child walking in the street by himself,” police said. “The child doesn’t know where he lives or his name.”
The boy was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and found “to be in good condition.” His current location was not revealed.
The 2000 block of Kennedy Avenue is a largely residential area on the city’s east side.
An investigation has been launched by the city’s Department of Social Services “to identify the child’s guardian or parents,” police said.
The police department’s Facebook post has received more than 13,000 reactions, shares and comments as of the morning of Nov. 29, including a lot of speculation on the fate of the boy’s parents.
“When you hear things like this we’re so quick to pass judgment,” one woman wrote. “The first thing I’m thinking is (are) the parents even okay. ... For this child to go this long and no one has reported the baby... maybe ... they were harmed or hurt.”