De Soto mother arrested after son found walking alone

DE SOTO, MO. - A woman was arrested after her son was found walking alone along a road in De Soto, Missouri, Wednesday evening.

De Soto police responded near the area of Walther Park where they met a concerned citizen and the boy.Police said the boy was wearing pants, but no socks or shirt, and he was holding a wet blanket.

Police recognized the boy from a previous incident, and were able to track down his mom, who was sleeping in the family's apartment about a fourth of a mile away.

Police have filed for charges through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney, and will not release the mother's name until charges are formally filed.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.


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