(Covington, TN) Investigators have released new information about a child found Monday morning standing in his pajamas in a flooded ditch.
This happened around 9 a.m. at Detroit Road and Jamestown Road in Drummonds, Tenn.
A Public Works crew spotted the 6-year-old child standing in the ditch.
The boy is described as non-verbal with special needs, which made it tougher to find his parents.
Eventually, deputies came in contact with the boy’s mother, Kirah Vickers.
She told investigators her son woke her about 5:30 a.m.
She thought he went back to bed, but somehow he was able to get outside.
When she woke, she found he was gone and was going door to door when investigators found her.
Vickers is said to be cooperating with investigators.
Doctors at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Covington checked out the boy for exposure to the elements and released him to the Department of Children Services.