HOUSTON – The mother of a 2-year-old girl missing since Sunday has been arrested and charged in her daughter's disappearance.
According to police, Tiaundra Christon, 21, has been charged with child endangerment and false reporting to police.
Hazana Anderson disappeared at Gabbard Park on Sunday morning, police said. The child's mother told police she had walked away to get a bottle for her daughter and, when she had turned back around, the child was gone, officials said. Fishermen who heard Christon panicking called the police and attempted to help her find Hazana, officials said.
Crews from College Station and Harris County have finished searching the park and have moved on to the surrounding areas.
According to authorities, Hazana was sitting in her stroller when she vanished, but she was not strapped in so it is unclear if she was taken or wandered off.
Police describe Hazana as being 3 feet tall and weighing 28 pounds. She was last seen wearing an olive green jacket, a black shirt that said "girl squad" on it, cream-colored pants, pink socks, dark pink shoes and a purple beanie, according to police.
Hazana has a dark-colored birthmark on the big toe of her left foot.
Officials said there were no other people at the park during the time of Hazana's disappearance. The Harris County Sheriff's Office brought in its K-9s and deputies after receiving a call for additional help, officials said.
KPRC2 spoke exclusively with the 2-year-old girl’s father.
Tabodrick Anderson told KPRC2 he has been in touch with Texas EquuSearch to help in the search for his daughter.
“She is the only thing I have. She is all I have. I want my daughter,” Anderson said.
Christon' arrest came as a shock to Anderson.
“When we were together, I didn't see her doing anything like this. I’m blindsided,” Anderson said.
Anderson said things turned sour once he and Christon had broken up. He noticed that Christon was no longer the committed mother she had once been.
“She started pushing off my daughter on me a lot more. She started disappearing, leaving my daughter with me for weeks,” Anderson said.
Anyone with information on Hazana's whereabouts is asked to call police at 979-764-3600.