HOUSTON (FOX 26) - College Station Police revealed new details Tuesday of evidence found in the disappearance of Hazana Anderson, 2, who is believed to have disappeared from her stroller at Gabbard Park Sunday.
Detectives found clothing in a bag by the park Sunday that matched the description of the outfit Hazana was wearing when she disappeared, police told FOX 26. When police questioned Hazana’s mom, Tiaundra Christon, about the bag that night, she initially denied knowledge of it, but later police obtained evidence she did have knowledge of it, allowing officers to charge Christon with false reporting as well as abandoning/endangering a child Monday, police said.
Detectives went back into the pond at Gabbard Park Tuesday, after someone reported something floating in the water. Detectives waded in and pulled out an empty bag which they disposed of. On Sunday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office dive team searched the pond in the park while detectives searched the park and surrounding streets.
Tuesday detectives teamed up with the City of Bryan drone team and flew drones over Bryan Municipal Lake. Police continued interviewing family and friends of the 2-year-old girl’s parents after expanded their ground and water search Monday to the area of Bryan Municipal Lake near the missing toddler’s home.
“It’s a child, man,” said Jamie Palmo as he hung out with friends in the neighborhood where Christon has lived on Cypress Bend Circle in Bryan. “Don’t nobody deserve that—especially not the child. If something did happen to that child, then whatever punishment you get thrown at you, you deserve.”
Palmo and neighbors watched Sunday as countless police cars rolled up to the Christon’s home, and detectives removed evidence from the apartment.
“It’s just crazy,” said Cleveland Goosby, whose dad lives next door to Christon. “That’s not something you see every day—not in the hood anyway.”
Hazana’s dad, Tabodrick Anderson, tells FOX 26 he broke up with Christon six months ago.
Christon’s neighbors say they used to see her new boyfriend almost every day, but in the past couple of months, they haven’t seen him at all.
Police told FOX 26 they have sent detectives to “East Texas or Louisiana” to question the new boyfriend about Hazana’s disappearance.
“Hopefully they’ll do what’s right—get justice for her,” said Goosby.
Police say they don’t have any suspects so far in Hazana’s disappearance. They also said they don’t have evidence indicating Hazana is dead, so they are hoping she’s alive and continuing to look at all possibilities.
Investigators are specifically asking for the public’s help with information about the recent activity or travels of Tiaundra Christon and/or her daughter Hazana Anderson. Anyone with information is asked to call College Station Police at 979-764-3600.