Mom booked for allegedly leaving baby at Sacramento truck stop

05/19/2014 6:38 AM

05/19/2014 6:39 AM

A mother is in jail for allegedly leaving her baby girl at a Sacramento County truck stop.

The father of the child is being sought for questioning.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the truck stop about 5:20 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of El Centro Road. They had been summoned by an employee of the truck stop about an infant having been abandoned on a sidewalk in a baby carrier at the location.

Once there, the deputies found truck stop employees caring for the six-week-old child. Witnesses told deputies that a man and a woman had been seen with the infant but the pair went their separate ways from the truck stop about 45 minutes earlier.

The child was transported to the UC Davis Medical to have her health checked.

Nearly 90 minutes later, the mother of the infant returned to the truck stop, according to a sheriff’s department press release. The mother, Christina Reed, 36, of Lake County, was questioned and arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment.

The infant was eventually placed with Child Protective Services. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Bureau at (916) 874-5115.

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