Police Seek Help Identifying Boy Abandoned Over Weekend

Police Seek Help Identifying Boy Abandoned Over Weekend


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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- Police are trying to identify a boy who was abandoned over the weekend and left in a store shopping cart.

The boy tells state caseworkers his name is Jacob. He's about 3 or 4 years old and he's wearing a distinctive necklace with a gold cross and a basketball hoop on it.

He says his mother's name is Janet or Jeanette and she drives a black Jeep. He once lived with his grandfather and has four sisters.

A man apparently left him in a shopping cart at a ShopKo, handed him a toy and left the store.

Case workers are having a hard time learning much about him.

"He's too young to tell us very much, so we need help to find out who his parents are," says Carol Sisco with the Department of Human Services.

"Right now we have him in a foster home. We're taking care of him. We just want to know who his family is," she says.

No one has reported Jacob missing. If you have any information, call the Salt Lake City Police Department.

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