Police ID little boy found alone in Battery Park City

July 26, 2011 5:49:13 AM PDT
A toddler found alone in a New York City park has been identified and may soon be back with his family.

Trevon Frazier, 3, was discovered wandering alone in Teardrop Park in Battery Park City around 9:30 a.m. Monday. He could not tell police his name, his age, his family or where he lived.

A short time later, a woman who turned out to be his mother was taken into custody in Greenwich Village and declared to be emotionally disturbed. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital. Officials there contacted her mother, the boy's grandmother, who asked about Trevon. Police were eventually able to piece together his identity.

Both the boy and his mother live in New Jersey. It is unclear why they were in the city or what happened to the mother.

People in the neighborhood are relieved the boy wasn't hurt during the ordeal.

For now, the boy is in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services. Family court will decide Tuesday whether he can be released to his grandmother.

Authorities carried Frazier out of the 1st Precinct Monday night swaddled in a New York Giants blanket, which covered his face but did not silence his tears.