A three year old boy has been found wandering the suburban streets of Perth WA more than a day ago. He hasn’t been able to tell police who his parents are or where he lives. The boy was found around noon on Friday, and no one has come to claim him. How sad for this little kid, his parents or guardian isn’t even worried he’s missing!
He’s currently being cared for by the Department for Child Protection and neither the police nor the DCP have received any reports of a missing child. Authorities raised the alarm after 24 hours of him being missing, since no one else bothered to. Police have now identified his family, but why haven’t they come to claim him yet??? Are they too drug addled to go collect their child? Is that why he was missing in the first place, because his parents were sleeping off the booze/drugs? The boy remains in the care of the DCP while a full investigation is being carried out.
The poor little boy has limited speech and wasn’t able to tell the police his own name or that of his guardians/parents. I don’t know whether he has autism, he’s just shy or that he’s been neglected so he hasn’t developed language skills. Three year olds aren’t really aware that their parents have names other than “Mum” or “Dad” and that all they know is they live in a blue or yellow house with flowers.
It just makes me shudder to think of the things that could’ve happened to this little boy while he was wandering. He could have been hit by a car. A dog could have eaten him. A pedophile could have taken him. He could have fallen and hurt himself. There’s still coverage on the news about the James Bulger case and all those awful things that those little monsters did to him 20 years ago. Poor Denise Bulger-Fergus locked her other kids away from the world because of what happened to James. Why someone would just leave their kid ripe for the picking is beyond me.