Tabodrick Anderson is living through a nightmare after his two-year-old daughter Hazana vanished from Gabbard Park on Sunday morning.
“I’m still keeping the faith. I’m still looking for my daughter. I don’t believe anything bad has happened to her,” Tabodrick says.
College Station Police say Hazana’s 21-year-old mother Tiaundra Christon told them she left the toddler alone unbuckled in her stroller for a few minutes at the park. She now faces charges of False Reporting and Child Endangerment. Officers say her account of what happened doesn’t add up.
Meanwhile, the child’s father is being very cooperative.
“When we were together, I didn’t see her doing anything like this. I don’t know. It kinda blindsided you,” Tabodrick says.
Tabodrick has put up fliers all over the park, hoping someone saw something. He claims Christon was not a devoted mother.
“She started pushing off my daughter on me a lot more, she started disappearing, leaving my daughter for me for weeks,” Tabodrick says.
Police officers have combed the pond and used search dogs – but have found nothing so far.
“Time is always crucial, and that is the reason we are doing the best we can,” says Lt. Craig Anderson, of the College Station Police Department.
Anderson says officers and other law enforcement agencies will not stop until they find the toddler.
“We protect children. We love children. They are so near and dear to our hearts. And so, when we have something concerning a little child, it moves us because we wanna make sure the child is safe,” Anderson says.
If you know anything about this case, you can call police at (979) 764-3600.