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CPD: Child found in Library parking lot

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Monday afternoon, May 16, 2021, employees of the Adair Co. Public Library called Adair 911 after a three-year old child was found walking in their parking lot naked.

Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to the scene, where library employees had stayed with the child prior to arrival.

Officers soon located the residence the child had walked outside of at an apartment complex on South High Street. Within the residence, the child's grandmother, who had been watching the male, stated to officers she had taken medication and had been sleeping for the last two hours.

Contesa Abbott, 40, of Columbia has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

Officer Drew Conn was the arresting Officer. He was assisted by Officer Evan Burton.

This story was posted on 2021-05-17 20:44:33
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