PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A toddler found abandoned and asleep in a stroller Saturday morning is now in Arizona Department of Child Safety custody according to the Phoenix Police Department. 

Now police need your help identifying a woman who may know more information about who the child is and why he was left by himself.

[WATCH: Video shows woman pushing stroller in which abandoned toddler was found]

Police found the boy, who is estimated to be between 1 and 2 years old, in a busy shopping center parking lot near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road around 8 a.m. 

"Someone who was on their way to work, was walking by a pile of really just debris and among that debris was a stroller and inside the stroller was a little moving leg," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis. 

Lewis said stroller appeared to be in a parking space in front of Subway, partially hidden under food wrappers and surrounded by other junk. 

[WATCH: Security video shows woman pushing stroller, shortly before child found abandoned]

The child was wearing a black "The Beatles" t-shirt, gray sweatpants and one gray sock when police found him.

Officials took the boy to the hospital as a precaution. Luckily, he wasn't hurt. 

Surveillance from Food City, which is located in the same shopping center, shows the child was with an unidentified woman earlier that morning.

New Monday, police released that security video showing a woman pushing the same boy in a stroller into the store around 5 a.m. 

"She spent about an hour and 45 minutes in the bathroom of that store until she eventually left," added Lewis. 

The woman appears to be between the ages of 20 and 40. Officials are still looking for her.

The Phoenix Police Family Investigations Bureau is asking the public for help. If you know anything about the child or woman, call Phoenix Police at (602) 262-6151.


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Just think how many of these stories we could prevent with tax payer funded incentives for voluntary sterilization and abortion! Most of these mopes would jump at the chance to make a few quick bucks and we would save the ongoing drain on society. Let's start incentivizing people to NOT have children instead of giving them money TO have children. Enough is enough.


Why isn't anyone considering the possibility that something untoward happened to the lady in the video? It seems unlikely that any person would take the trouble to take a baby to the store and leave with it, just to abandon it in the parking lot. More plausible scenario is that somebody grabbed the woman and was unconcerned about the baby.


Kid was clearly white trash..... thus the placement ???

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Well that's easy, but maybe white owned that share ideological position would be a better rephrase. Maybe there's a white owned biz that the owner knocks up and shares genetic material with the other people who share different values... Suppose he gets extra-cultural cravings to safely with skin protection do the nasties with an Asian or a Latina.. would an Asian girl be not as bad as a Latina because of intelligence potential or ??? This thread lacks the space for proper intelligent debate. Although it doesn't lack open minds. Gotta go to YouTube or an alternative to YouTube.


Meanwhile on the east coast, girls are cutting girls apart for babies


Well, SICK girls. No normal person would do that, and that situation appears to be 1 "envious of looks" weirdo who looks at life through superficial sunglasses , knowing that people will love, salivatingly pursue, adore, idolize, suck her toes, throw gold and money at her feet, devote a career just to be absorbed by that girl's bosom.

So that person and her daughter to some minor extent probably couldn't accept the reality of living in this shell of mundane 2's 3's or 4's (out of beautiful 8's - 10's). Instead they both went totally sicko.


….and of course the surveillance video completely useless...


an illegal dumping her "family unit free entry into US" borrowed baby.

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That's attempted murder not abandonment. [thumbdown]


A fire station is authoritative looking,,, whereas a FOOD CITY is less scary looking. Tis' my theory, not so full of conviction that I believe it.

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