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Pasco couple arrested after toddler wanders across SR 54

LAND O'LAKES — An unattended toddler left home and walked across all six lanes of State Road 54, authorities said.

The child's caregivers, Travis and Kaitlin McKeever, both 21, were arrested Wednesday and charged with child neglect, according to a Pasco Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Authorities did not disclose the relationship between the couple and the child, who is 20 months old. But Travis McKeever told a deputy he lost track of the toddler, who usually plays in the enclosed front porch of the home at 21632 State Road 54.

The child avoided a nearby lake, and was later found in a parking lot of a shopping center, unharmed.

The McKeevers are being held at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $5,000 bail each.

Pasco couple arrested after toddler wanders across SR 54 10/27/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:11pm]
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