The Boynton Beach Police Department tells us that the mother of a two-year old boy will face a child neglect charge. 

Officers received a call around 5:52 a.m. Tuesday from an off-duty Boynton Beach firefighter who found the little boy wearing only a shirt and a diaper, and in the left lane of traffic at Gateway Blvd. and Congress Ave.  He was not harmed.

Officers knocked on doors in the neighboring communities but could not locate the child's parents. Dispatch also sent out a reverse 911 call to homes in that area.

Shortly after the child's photograph was released to the media, someone recognized him from having seen him wandering in the Boynton Landings community previously.

Officers responded to an apartment in the Boynton Landings complex and identified the boy's mother and her boyfriend.

DCF has been notified and will make the determination as to who will take custody of him.

Photo: BBPD