A Texas mom is missing after her 1-year-old son was found abandoned in her car, authorities said.
Laura “Lacie” Read, 34, was last heard from Saturday night before her son Xayden was found alone in her car parked outside a Dollar Tree in Montrose, news station KPRC reported.
“We were texting back and forth. We were teasing about going to California on a vacation back getting a beach home,” her father, Randy Read, told the outlet.
He said his daughter seemed in good spirits and sent a selfie of her and her son, but then the conversation ended “abruptly.”
“The conversation just kind of ended in a weird spot. I thought they were probably having dinner and she’d message after, and then I never heard anything back,” he told news station KHOU.
But around 30 minutes later, authorities came across her son in the car.
Her dad insisted she would never leave the boy to fend for himself.
“It’s horrible. She would not leave him alone. Something has happened. Somebody has forced her into something,” Randy told KPRC.
Her family is urging anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward.
“She needs all the help we can give her, please,” her father said.
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