CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) –
A 20-month-old girl was found alone on Holly Beach Tuesday morning, Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson said. The parents were located hours later jogging naked down the beach.
The Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of the 20-month-old child alone on the beach at 10:16 a.m., Johnson said. When deputies arrived at the beach at 10:33 a.m., they found the baby two miles from a Ford Explorer, which was running.
The parents, Cody and Monique Bourgeois, were located nearly two hours later down the beach, Johnson said. Both were arrested and charged with child desertion and obscenity. Upgraded charges of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile are being considered.
Johnson said drug abuse is suspected.
Child protective services has been called to investigate the incident.