CHARLEROI (KDKA) — Charges are expected to be filed after a 2-year-old boy was found wandering alone in Charleroi, Washington County.
The child’s mother, Kathleen Orloff, 28, told police that she dropped her son off with Elmer Devore, 60, and his daughter, Jessica, 20, who lived just a few doors down from where the boy was found along Washington Avenue. He apparently had wandered out of the Devore home.
The neighbor who found him said the boy wasn’t wearing a jacket or shoes when he crossed the street to say hello.
The neighbor took him inside to get warm and called 911.
“I have two children of my own, so I was thinking, you know, ‘Where could these parents possibly be?’ ‘Whose child is this?’” Robin Stasicha said. “I really didn’t know what to think.”
She thinks the boy was only outside for a few minutes.
Charleroi police also found the toddler’s 2-month old sister inside Devore’s home. Both children were taken into protective custody and were reportedly doing fine.
While officials say the mother will not face criminal charges, the Devores could face reckless endangerment charges as early as today.