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Gingersnap
09-28-2010, 05:51 PM
Naked Child Found In Truck, Spiced Rum On Floor, Mom Gone

Girl's Mother Located Nearby In National Forest
Written by Wayne Harrison, Web Editor

NEDERLAND, Colo. -- A Nederland woman is suspected of child abuse after her unclothed 2-year-old daughter was found in an unlocked pickup truck parked in the middle of a U.S. Forest Road in Boulder County over the weekend.

Forest Service employees on routine fire patrol said they found a Nissan Frontier pickup at about 8 p.m. Saturday in the middle of Forest Service Road 355, southwest of Nederland. The workers said the pickup truck appeared to have been abandoned -- the driver's door was open and the truck tailgate was down.

When they approached the truck they found a young girl sleeping in the back seat, covered with a blanket. Her mother's purse was on the front passenger seat floor, along with an empty 750 ml bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, according to the arrest report. Keys to the pickup were found on the front passenger seat.

Forest Service workers then contacted the Boulder County Sheriff's Office to help look for the driver of the pickup.

When the child woke up, she said that her mother had been driving the pickup truck but she didn't know where her "mommy" was. The toddler also told a deputy that she was hungry and thirsty, according to the sheriff's report.

The child's mother, identified as Katrina Diane Camp, 30, was later found with a Bernese mountain dog at Forest Service Roads 355 and 355C, about three-tenths of a mile north of the pickup.

Camp told deputies she and her daughter were "camping" where the car was parked. She said her daughter had needed to take a nap and she couldn't go to sleep while her mother was there so Camp "went for a hike" at about 6:45 p.m.. She said she could hear her daughter from where she was and didn't feel the girl was in danger.

When asked if she was camping in the middle of the road or a nearby campground, Camp told the deputy, "Right here." The deputy said Camp "was pretty out of it."

The deputy told Camp that transients camp in the area, and the pickup door was open with the keys inside. Camp told the deputy that she would have been able to protect her daughter from anyone, according to the arrest report. The deputy said he pointed out three total strangers were with her daughter at the pickup and she had no idea they were there.

Camp also said she had been drinking the bottle of rum, which had been three-quarters full when she started drinking, the report stated. She refused to take a breath test, the report stated.

When they asked Camp if she wanted to make a statement or answer questions, she told deputies, "It's OK, I suck."

Shannon?

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BadCat
09-28-2010, 05:55 PM
Shannon?

7 News (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/25182861/detail.html)

That's what I was thinking, but how would she get to Colorado?

Gingersnap
09-28-2010, 05:58 PM
That's what I was thinking, but how would she get to Colorado?

You're right, it's a really long drive.

Bubba Dawg
09-28-2010, 07:49 PM
That's what I was thinking, but how would she get to Colorado?

Go to Jacksonville and turn left.

Maybe she was following one of those UFOs they keep seeing in florida.