|21-month-old boy located on the highway|
On Jan. 24, at 3:43 p.m. motorist Candace Schrimsher of Old Town reported discovering a 21-month-old child on the side of Highway 267 near Old Nails Road without parental supervision. She collected the child and was joined a short time later by State Forester Ken Weber.
The child was wearing only a diaper when he was observed on the white line of the highway. Schrimsher and Weber were unable to locate a parent in the area. Sgt. Danny Harrell began an investigation and contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Forestry Officer Weber continued to search the area and was able to locate a 24-year-old male parent walking on Old Nails Road. The parent told Sgt. Harrell that he had fallen asleep inside his home and the child made it outside through a back door. The child appeared to be in good health at the time of the incident and the investigation was turned over to an investigator from DCF.