Warrant issued for mom who left kids at shelter

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(Alisha Houston)

(Alicia Houston)

(Alisha Houston)

CLEVELAND —The mother who left two young children at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Facility has been identified.

The Cleveland Division of Police said tips from the public helped them name the suspect as Alisha Houston, 31, of Cleveland.

A warrant for felony child endangering was issued not only because the children were left unattended but also because injuries to one of the children were discovered during a medical exam.

Police said Houston went to the facility around 2 a.m. Wednesday with a 1-year-old boy and a 3-week-old girl and was given a room. When officials checked on her at 9 a.m., only the two children were there.

The children will be placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Police said Houston gave a false name when she checked into the facility.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts was asked to call the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5630.


(Photo Credit: Cleveland Police Department)