HALTOM CITY (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Haltom City are searching for a woman who has been accused of injuring her 2-year-old grandson last month. According to authorities, Patricia Flores was caring for young Lyfe Flores when the child was left alone in a bathroom with hot running water.
The toddler sustained “significant burns to his body,” the Haltom City Police Department said. But while this alleged incident took place on March 24, officials stated that Flores waited six days before seeking any medical treatment for the child’s burns. Police were called to her home, located in the 2100 block of Haltom Road, on March 30 and found the injured boy.
Lyfe was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, and then to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. However, last Monday morning, the child died from his injuries. Authorities said that the lack of medical treatment led to an infection. That might have contributed to the toddler’s death.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner has conducted an autopsy, but has not yet determined the boy’s cause of death.
Meanwhile, an arrest warrant was issued for Flores. She faces a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, with a $75,000 bond. But police officers have been unable to locate the grandmother. Authorities believe that she may now be in the San Antonio area.
Flores has been described as a 43-year-old woman, about 5 feet tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police are hoping that the public can help lead them to her location. Anyone with information about Flores is urged to call 817-222-7027 and speak with the Haltom City Police Department.
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