HOUSTON (KTRK) --Police have a mystery on their hands after three young children were dropped off at a Houston fire station Monday night.
An apartment security guard found three brothers, ages 2, 3 and 6 around 2pm Monday. She searched nine hours for their family. When she couldn't find them, she called Child Protective Services. CPS instructed her to taken them to the closest fire station.
Around 10:40pm Monday, the security guard brought the kids to Houston Fire Station 69 off the West Sam Houston Parkway.
Police were called. Firefighters made sure the children were healthy and comfortable, then brought them by ambulance to a CPS facility.
Oh Wednesday, a CPS spokesperson told ABC13 that the three children has been placed in foster care. Although a caseworker attempted to place all three in the same home, no single home could accomodate all three children.
The 3- and 2-year-old are in one home, while the 6-year-old is in another home.
"The firefighters said these kids were really remarkable. They were in really good spirits they were playing with them for a quite a while," said Captain Ruy Lozano with the Houston Fire Department.
"They're safe, they're healthy. They're fine, they're happy. They're being taken care of," said Tejal Patel with CPS.
Hours after the boys were dropped off at the fire station, HPD says someone called police giving a description of the three brothers. Investigators say she identified herself as a family member. CPS said she is not of the parents. Both CPS and HPD said they were hoping to get more information from the woman.
Patel said CPS workers will interview them about their family.
"Where are Mommy and Daddy? How did you wind up alone? We'll be talking to neighbors, seeing if they know anything and talking to other family members," Patel said.
At this point, it's unclear who the boys are, where their family is and if someone meant to abandon them.
No one has been charged with a crime. Police and CPS are still investigating.