Mother of young girl found near FM 2818 arrested

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - The mother of a young girl that was found walking alone near FM 2818 Wednesday morning has been arrested.

Stephanie Michelle Case, 39, is facing one count of abandoning or endangering a child. According to police, her 4-year-old daughter was found walking alone near Rio Grande and FM 2818 just before 8:00 a.m.

After posting her picture on social media and KBTX.com, officers got several tips that led them to the little girl's mother. According to investigators, Case left the girl inside her apartment earlier in the morning without supervision. Officers said that when Case returned to the apartment, she noticed that her daughter wasn't in her bed. Officers said Case made no effort to locate or check on the welfare of the little girl.

Case was arrested. Child Protective Services also responded to this investigation. No bond information was available early Wednesday afternoon.