It could've been worse
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KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A toddler has been found after a 24 hour frantic search for him.
Olathe police found him after someone had dropped him off at a downtown Kansas City homeless shelter.
Carlos Angel Villegas III is just 3 years old but was caught in the middle of a twisted tale of events that's left two people questioned by police, a man dead and a child parentless.
Police say it all started Tuesday morning when a manager of an Olathe EconoLodge found a customer, 57-year-old Stephen Cook of California -- robbed and dead in a motel bathroom.
Police began to search for 22-year-old Maurice Stewart and his girlfriend Stephanie Leguna. Leguna is the toddler's mother.
She was jailed Wednesday for aiding a felon.
Police say her boyfriend is a person of interest in Stephen Cook's murder. He was also the last person seen with Leguna's 3-year-old child, Carlos.
Police found her boyfriend, Stewart, shortly after someone dropped off the child to a downtown homeless shelter to be with his grandmother.
Evie Craig of ReStart homeless shelter said, "At least the family members who did that, who couldn't locate the mother or the father was able to put the child with someone that he knew and I think that's always reassuring to a child at any age.