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Toddler found wandering alone after Gwinnett County mother goes missing

A 3-year-old was found wandering alone in a Gwinnett County shopping center after his mother went missing, officials say. 

Beatriz Espinoza, 25, was last seen with her son on Friday, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Gwinnett County police took a missing persons report Saturday, after her son was found alone. Neighbors told Channel 2 they fear Espinoza may have been kidnapped.

"She was supposed to pick up her eldest son from school, the school bus, and she never showed up," Maria Martinez told Channel 2. “It’s very unusual. She’s never done anything like that.”

Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach reports.

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The family lives in an apartment complex near the Tucker Road shopping center where the boy was found.

A group of friends and family members were passing out fliers in the area Sunday morning, the news station reported.

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