Official: Brevard County boy, 3, wandered outside alone in diaper

Published: Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:44 a.m.

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy wandered alone nearly a quarter-mile and suffered a head injury over the weekend before a neighbor discovered him standing on her porch on Florida's Atlantic coast.

Brevard County Sheriff's Lt. J.J. Woolsey says the child was just wearing a diaper. He added that detectives are pursuing child neglect charges against the toddler's mother and 20-year-old sister, who was baby-sitting him when he vanished.

Sheriff's investigators will forward the case Tuesday to the State Attorney's Office for review.

Department of Children and Families officials are investigating the incident.

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