Mom charged after girl found crying in parking lot

October 17, 2013 4:39:00 PM PDT
A mother is accused of leaving her young daughter home alone and lying to police about where she was.

Elisea Hernandez Ramirez, 24, is charged with abandoning a child. Her five-year-old daughter was found wandering alone at their southeast Houston apartment complex early one morning. The neighbor who found her said she was crying out for her mother.

According to court documents, Ramirez gave police two different stories about where she was and then eventually told them she was in the parking lot with a man.

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