COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KXAN) — The mother of the 2-year-old girl reported missing in College Station has been arrested.
Police officers responded to Gabbard Park at 1201 Dexter Dr. before 9:30 a.m. Sunday for a call about a missing child.
Tiaundra Kae Christon, 21, told police she went to the park around 8 a.m. with her daughter, Hazana Anderson. Christon told police she stepped away from her daughter’s stroller to go back to the car to get her bottle. When she got back from her car, she says Hazana was gone.
Christon has been arrested on charges of making a false report and abandoning/endangering a child. Police investigators say Christon was not truthful during her interview with police. The abandonment/endangerment charge comes from Christon placing her daughter in an environment — near a body of water — that posted a potential risk to the child’s safety, College Station police said Monday.
Hazana is about 3-feet tall, weighs 28 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She also has a dark-colored birthmark around the big toe of her left foot.
She was last seen wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt with gold writing that says “Girl Squad” and a purple beanie. She was also wearing an olive green jacket with a hood, cream-colored ruffle pants, pink socks and dark pink Adidas shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.