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Two Milwaukee children found alone in two days

Posted: 3:47 PM, Jul 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-05 00:05:04Z

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Police say a second child was found alone in the city for the second day in a row. 

Early Wednesday morning, police say a three-year-old boy was found around 2:05 a.m. near 12th and Oklahoma. Several neighbors called police to take care of the child. Police eventually found the child's parents and reunited them later in the morning.

"To think they could wander off like that," Sarah Moskonas, who lives in the neighborhood said. "I have a four year old and he could [wander off]. There's no childproofing our house to keep him in. It could happen."

Moskonas says the police were at her home because she has children about that age. She says, her backdoor happened to be open and she panicked thinking it could be one of hers. 

"It was alarming to us because they thought they were at the right house because a child was missing and our back door was open," Moskonas said.  "Terror. I'm thinking, are my kids ok? I checked on my kids and they were all safely in bed. For any parent, it's a nightmare."

Moskonas and her wife used to foster children. She says, stories like the missing child on the north side and this one from the south side are why she and her wife began fostering children in the first place. 

"At least two of my children, their biological family knew they couldn't care for them and left them in a safe place," Moskonas said. "We were able to welcome them into our heart and home. I think of my own kids and that was their situation. It's hard. But being a parent is hard. It's the hardest job you'll ever have."

If you or someone you know is struggling with parenthood, there are a number of resources for overwhelmed parents in our area. 

 

 

Police say they are still searching for Tammi Mann in relation to the infant found near Sherman and Hampton on Tuesday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call.