ALLAS – Authorities said they received a report Wednesday of a woman advertising the sale of her baby boy in a classified advertisement. By Friday afternoon, mother and child were in custody.
The boy is in the care of Child Protective Services while the mother undergoes police questioning.
A caller told authorities the baby was advertised for sale by the mother for $4,000.
The woman, who is from out of state, said she came to the Dallas area with the intent to buy the baby, named “Eden,” but got cold feet and called authorities.
The baby was found Friday afternoon in the Shadow Ridge Village Apartments in the 9700 block of W. Ferris Branch Blvd. Apartment management entered into an apartment to collect rent from a tenant and found the baby boy in a crib with no one else in the apartment. The mother returned a short time later.
The mother was taken into custody by Dallas police on charges of Child Abandonment with Intent to Return, which is a State Jail Felony. She was taken to police headquarters for questioning.
The mother’s name has not been released.