A 24-year-old Laredo mother is in jail for allegedly abandoning her child. Police said a witness found Elizabeth Benavides' 3-year-old son walking near the intersection of South New York and Santa Clara Street just before 7 p.m. Sunday. The witness called police and officers arrived to find the little boy with no shirt or shoes. The mother was located a few minutes later. Benavides was arrested on one count of abandoning or endangering a child.