SALT LAKE CITY — A jogger found an unattended 2-month-old boy asleep in a stroller Monday.
Now, detectives are putting together a case to be screened with the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office for possible charges against the mother.
About 5:30 a.m., a woman jogging in the Avenues near 260 North and A Street came across the infant asleep in a stroller parked on the grass under a tree, said Salt Lake police detective Veronica Montoya.
After unsuccessfully searching for a parent, the jogger called police, who were also unable to locate a parent or guardian nearby. Montoya said paperwork found inside a diaper bag gave investigators an idea of who the mother might be, but that person couldn't be found.
The infant was taken into state protective custody. About noon, the baby's 32-year-old mother was located. She said she was looking for her child, Montoya said.
But after being interviewed, the mother did not have a good explanation as to why she and her child were separated, Montoya said. The mother was not arrested, but a case was being prepared for screening, she said.
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