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McDowell County man faces abuse charge after police say he left a 3-month-old in a car

Alejandro Gabriel Escobar, 26, of Marion, has been charged with child abuse after authorities say he left a 3-month-old alone in a vehicle. (McDowell County Sheriff's Office)

(WLOS) - A McDowell County man has been charged with child abuse after authorities say he left a 3-month-old alone in a vehicle.

On Saturday, Dec. 2., authorities responded to a call in Nebo in reference to a suspicious vehicle with a baby inside and no one else around.

They arrived to find a 3-month-old girl in the car belonging to Alejandro Gabriel Escobar, 26, of Marion.

A short time later, Escobar came out of the woods.

An investigation showed that the suspect had been in the woods for approximately an hour while the child was in the vehicle.

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