Woman loses young daughter, charged with child endangerment

A Stamford woman who arrived home early Wednesday morning after an alcohol fueled party at Cove Island Park only to realize that her toddler daughter was missing, causing a large search for the toddler at the park, was charged by police with child endangerment.

Marisol Torres, 26, of 87 Lindale St., Stamford, was charged with a felony count of risk of injury to a child.

Sgt. Tom Martin said Torres brought her two-year-old daughter to the beach earlier in the evening with some male and female friends. During the evening she was drinking heavily and returned home at 1 a.m. and became alarmed when she could not find her daughter.

Thinking the young girl was still at the beach, the police were called to help find her. Police sent a number of officers and firefighters to the park to search for and rescue the girl, Martin said.

But a short time later it was discovered that at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night when it began raining and Torres did not seem to be paying any attention or notice that her daughter was getting wet, a friend at the beach get-together put the girl in a car and drove her home on Lafayette Street.

Police checked on the girl and she was safe and left her in the care of the friend until Torres sobered up. The sergeant that talked to Torres that night mentioned in his report that she was very drunk and had to steady herself by holding onto a wall while standing

Martin said that the state Department of Children and Families was notified of the arrest and will be checking in on the child.