Toddler Found Along Busy Highway...Again 10/30/12
CBS 7 Reporter
October 30, 2012
Midland, TX - A Midland family is on their way home from dinner and discovers a toddler along a busy highway on Monday night.
“Whenever the headlights hit the baby he was turning around about to step out into the street,” explains Beto Garza.
The horrifying part is, this is not the first time a child has been found wandering around in that same area along loop 250 in front of the Silver Creek Apartments.
You may remember back in September when we told you the story of a toddler discovered in the exact same location. Police cannot confirm if it is in fact the same child, but in both cases the child is referred to by the same name, living in the same apartment complex and witnesses even pointed us to the same apartment number where the mother lives.
The Garzas say it happened just before 8:00 pm when the toddler appeared in their headlights.
"He grabbed my hand and as soon as she ran up he ran to her," Beto says referring to the baby’s reaction when they pulled over.
"We’re standing in the middle of the parking lot trying to figure out where he came from and no one came out, no one came out, so we called 911," Elizabeth explains.
She says it was nearly 30 minutes before the toddler's mother came outside.
"It was very alarming that there wasn't panic," she says.
Elizabeth remembered a similar story from the same apartment complex. When she went home and watched the story on-line there was no doubt in her mind that it was the same toddler who wandered into traffic 2 months ago.
"I saw his picture and I knew right away that it was the same baby,” she says.
“It looked exactly like him, same little boy," Beto claims.
In both cases, the rescuers refer to the child as "Liam" and they pointed us to the same apartment number.
We went to the apartment where the alleged mother lives and found the door wide open.
We knocked on the door hoping to get some answers but the mother didn't want to talk and instead got in her truck and left the complex.
The police report was unavailable by news time but city officials did confirm they are investigating. The city is unsure if child protective services was contacted by police but Elizabeth says she did call the local office today and file a report.