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Parents of Abandoned Boy Located

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Police have  located the parents of a 5-year-old boy found abandoned on the streets of South Los Angeles' tough 77th Street Division .

The boy was discovered about 6 a.m. near 73rd Street and Avalon Boulevard, wearing a black Angry Birds T-shirt, blue jeans and dark colored tennis shoes.

All police knew is that he may go by the name Anthony or Antonio.

A picture of the boy released by police before yesterday'  news conference showed a youth who looked lost, confused and unhappy.

It was  reported that the mother had a medical emergency and in the process he wandered off. The station said he was located by a good Samaritan who found him crying in their back yard, shivering and cold.

David Boid, in whose back yard he was found, told KCAL9 that "no child should have to go through something like this ... that's trauma to him .,.. it will affect him the rest of his life."

According to the Los Angeles Times, the boy told workers with the county Department of Children and Family Services that his mother got on a bus and left him behind.

The boy had a towel draped over his shoulders when he was found. He didn't appear to be injured, but was taken to a hospital for an examination

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A little boy named Anthony, who police say is only 5 or 6 years old was found abandoned early Monday morning in South LA. 

Witnesses say little Anthony was saying  "Mom mom, come back, come back"  in between tears at around 4 o'clock this morning.  They were in the parking lot of Rally's fast food chain on Avalon and Florence.

Manuel Castandada says "My mom heard the mom of the kid saying you know why I'm doing this to you cause your dad cheated on me and you have to pay the consequences."

Just over the white wall at Rally's is where the boy was found.  In the backyard of Lynn Boyd's residence.  

Lynn Boyd, says "He kept saying my head hurts, my neck hurt, there was dirt on his head and he kept grabbing me saying mommy."

Boyd's husband called 911 as other neighbors came out to comfort Anthony.  They also spoke to him in Spanish but he wasn't talking

Denise Santos lives next door and says "He kept throwing up I think he was nervous, he was really scared"

Anthony was taken to the hospital to get checked out and while police haven't confirmed the boy was thrown over the 6 foot wall, they are investigating exactly what happened.

Det. Michael Falvo "Through The Department of Social Services, he told a worker there his mom said goodbye to him and then just left on a bus we have to check that out."

Anthony's aunt and uncle have identified themselves but the Department of Children and Family Services will determine who will get custody.

Santos says "thank god that he fell into good hands with good people here, that we, who knows this could have been a totally different situation. "


Police  are looking for the parents of a 5-year-old boy found abandoned on the streets of South Los Angeles' tough 77th Street Division.

The boy was discovered about 6 a.m. near 73rd Street and Avalon Boulevard, wearing a black Angry Birds T-shirt, blue jeans and dark colored tennis shoes.

All police know is that he may go by the name Anthony or Antonio.A picture of the boy released by police before a 5 p.m. news conference showed a youth who looked lost, confused and unhappy.

He stood about 4 feet tall and weighs about 60 pounds. He is Latino.

According to the Los Angeles Times, he told workers with the county Department of Children and Family Services that his mother got on a bus and left him behind.

He was discovered when neighbors heard him crying. He had a towel draped over his shoulders when he was found. He didn't appear to be injured, but was taken to a hospital for an examination.

Anyone with information about his name was asked to call (213) 485-4175

or (213) 485-9603.

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