bad momA young mother abandoned her one-year old son over the weekend in Kingman. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said the boy was left strapped in a stroller in the front yard of a residence in the 3800 block of Northfield Avenue.

Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies responded at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, May 16, when reporting parties said that the child’s mother, Elizabeth Martin, 26, was nowhere to be found. Carter said the parties watched the boy for Martin on occasion.

“One time they were going to watch him for a few hours and that turned into seven days,” Carter said.  Carter said the unidentified parties allowed Martin the use of their home to shower before they found the boy in the yard. The child was examined at a local hospital and placed in the care of CPS. Authorities are looking for Martin.