Texas authorities are still searching for a toddler who allegedly vanished from a College Station park on Sunday morning, but are now focusing on an additional nearby park.
ABC reports that as investigators continue the search for 2-year-old Hazana Anderson, they’re focusing their efforts on a park located in the Brazos Valley area. They didn’t find the little girl at Gabbard Park, where her mother, 21-year-old Tiaundra Christon, claimed her daughter vanished from after leaving her alone “for a few minutes” in a stroller at around 8 a.m.
Authorities found a bag of clothes and an item of interest inside a dumpster earlier this week and while Christon confirmed the clothes matched what Hazana was last seen wearing, she claimed she had never seen the item of interest, found wrapped in a black bag. However, investigators said evidence showed Christon handled the item and the bag.
Christon is now behind bars facing charges of child endangerment and making a false report to police. She’s being held on a $200,000 bond. College Station authorities stated that Christon “was not providing truthful information regarding the incident.”
Authorities are also asking the public for assistance in finding the little girl. On a Facebook post, College Station police requested anyone with any knowledge of Christon or Hazana’s recent activities to contact them immediately at 979-764-3600.
“Investigators are specifically asking for the public’s help with information about recent activity or travels of Tiaundra Kae Christon and/or Hazana Anderson. This information, however insignificant it may seem, could be very important in helping us to locate Hazana, and our top priority and desire continues to be finding her.”
Local, state, and federal authorities are currently assisting in the search.
Hazana is a black female who stands three feet tall and weighs around 28 pounds. She has brown eyes, black hair, and has a dark birthmark on her left big toe. She was last seen wearing a black “girl squad” shirt, cream pants, an olive green jacket, a purple beanie and pink shoes.
[Feature Photo: Hazana Anderson/Handout]