Missing Boy, 4, Found After Mom Left Him With Homeless Man

KISSIMMEE (CBS4)-A 4-year-old central Florida boy missing since mid-July has been found.

Kissimmee police said Tatum Contosta was found Friday morning in a Walgreens in Orlando. The Florida Department of Children and Families will take custody of the boy.

Police said the boy’s mother, Jessica Contosta, left him with 45-year-old Silverio Irrizarry at Kissimmee motel on July 14 while she went to Orange County. The child was with Irrizarry Friday morning.

Police spokeswoman Stacie Miller said Irrizarry won’t be charged since the child was left with him. But detectives are trying to find out where the pair has been. Police said Irrizarry is a homeless heroin addict.

Jessica Contosta was arrested July 14 on charges of prostitution and failure to appear in court on a 2009 theft case.

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