Person of interest wanted in connection with baby abandoned in Walmart restroom

- Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a person of interest in their investigation into the abandonment of a baby in a men's restroom at a Walmart in Lakewood.

The baby boy was found by a customer about 11:45 a.m. Oct. 8 at the business in the 2700 block of East Carson Street, the sheriff's department reported. The boy was described as black, between 12-15 months old, weighing 20 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

"The child's parents and/or guardians have yet to be identified and nobody has reported the child missing," a sheriff's statement said. "Walmart video footage was reviewed, (but) detectives from Special Victims Bureau were unable to identify any possible suspects. However, a person of interest was captured on video who detectives would like to speak with."

Detectives circulated a photo of that person, described only as a male, and said he was seen driving away in a beige or gold-colored 2000-2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the sheriff's Special Victims Bureau tip line at (877) 710-5273 or email detectives at specialvictimsbureau@lasd.org. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

 

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