LAKEWOOD (CBSLA) – Authorities are looking for the family of an infant who was found abandoned in a Walmart restroom last week.
At around 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 8, a boy was discovered by a customer abandoned in a men’s public restroom at a Walmart located in at 2770 East Carson St.
He was estimated at between 12 and 15 months in age, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports, and described as an African-American, weighing about 20 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
The infant has not yet been identified and the child’s parents or guardians have not yet been found, the sheriff’s department reports.
Surveillance footage of a person of interest in the case has been released. Deputies say after combing through hours and hours of store security video and not seeing anyone carrying or holding a baby near the restroom, they believe the infant was possibly concealed in the man’s backpack.
The man in question is seen driving away from a Walmart in a beige or gold colored 2000 or 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
Anyone with information on the case should call police at 877-710-5273.