A two-year-old boy was abandoned outside a Mississippi op shop with just a small plastic bag of clothes and a handwritten note on a paper towel.
The toddler was left Monday morning (local time) at the Goodwill store in Southhaven, just outside Memphis.
Police said he was unable to give his name or the names of his parents or family members.
A handwritten note on a paper towel read: “child abandoned … no phone number for mom.”
Surveillance cameras in the area captured a man and a woman who authorities believed were involved in the incident.
An employee at Goodwill told local station WREG that the man walked up to him and said that the child’s mother could no longer care for him and then left, according to the outlet.
The boy was taken to the police station and Child Protective Services was contacted.
Investigators were able to find one of the suspects after receiving numerous tips from the community.
“We would like to thank all of the citizens who showed concern for the child, rest assured he is well, and being taken care of and will be reunited with family when CPS determines this is proper,” police chief Macon Moore said in a statement.
We would also like to thank all of the citizens who offered tips regarding the suspects in this case,” the chief added.
“The cooperation from the community and a unified effort from law enforcement led to the speedy apprehension of suspects.”