Athens mom charged with child neglect; 4-year-old daughter found walking alone

Athens mom charged with child neglect; 4-year-old daughter found walking alone

August 1st, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Candace Cook

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ATHENS, TN. - Candace Cook, 22, of Athens, says she woke up Monday morning and couldn't find her 4-year-old daughter Jaylon.

"I woke up from sleeping the night before and I looked on the couch and my kid was gone," says Cook.

She started looking for Jaylon but someone else found her first.

"My mom called me and told me that the police had her," Cook says.

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