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Toddler Covered in Cockroaches Found Crawling on Texas Highway, Mom Arrested [VIDEO]

Tiffany Jenkins
Pelican Bay PD

As disturbing and shocking as this headline is, believe it or not, it gets worse. Please feel free to read on, but be cautioned that this gets rather graphic.

According to a report from CBS, a motorist in Pelican Bay, Texas — that’s near Fort Worth — was traveling down a busy street Monday afternoon when she spotted something in the roadway. Upon closer inspection, she discovered that ‘something’ was a baby crawling in the middle of the road. The woman placed the child in her car. This 19-month-old baby had dead and live cockroaches on his body and there were feces on his face.

The driver immediately took the baby to the police station. About 30 minutes later, the mother of the baby, 23-year-old Tiffany Jenkins, walked into the police station to ask if anyone had found her baby. She told authorities that she had been in the yard with her four children and didn’t realize her 19-month-old had not come inside the house when everyone else did.

Law enforcement officials and CPS workers went to Jenkins’ house and, upon seeing the conditions there, removed the other three children (between the ages of nine weeks and five years old) and placed them in the care of their grandparents. Officials also had to shake cockroaches and maggots off their clothing once leaving the residence.


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