Border patrol finds abandoned toddler


(KVEO) A search is underway for the parents of a toddler abandoned in a Texas cornfield in the middle of the night. 

 Early Tuesday morning Fort Brown Border Patrol agents in Brownsville found a surprise after chasing a group of undocumented immigrants into some cornfields.

 “Agents requested a Border Patrol K-9 to assist in the search. During a search of the field they discovered a 3-year-old alone crying in the cornfield,” Agent Dustin Araujo said.

 The agents carried the crying child out of the brush and attempted to locate his parents, but were unsuccessful.

 “The 3-year- old does not speak well to effectively communicate and they only identification on him was his name and a telephone number written on his shoes,” Araujo said.

 Agents say they are still searching for the parents and add they have seen this type of incident in the past, but it’s not common. 

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