alleged child abandonment probe continues

Thursday, January 04, 2018 14:05 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A LaPorte woman who allegedly abandoned her kids to start the New Year has been talked to

by the police.

LaPorte Police Capt. Bill Degnegaard says an officer responding to a call happened to see

her yesterday.....on foot.....

And stopped to tell her about the ongoing investigation......

According to police......the 34 year old woman dropped off her 14 year old daughter

New Year's Eve night...and told her she would be back home in the morning.

Two days later....police say she had not returned....

And the only food in the refrigerator was spoiled and the house was filthy with

dirty dishes stacked high.

There was also trash and clothing practically covering the entire floor.

Degnegaard says the girl and her 12 year old sister are with their stepfather.

Prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine possible charges.