U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the young child had his name and phone numbers written on his shoes.
Customs officials believe he was with a larger group of people who ran when they encountered border agents.
Early this morning, #USBP Agents found a 3-year-old boy alone and crying in a corn field in TX. He had his name & phone numbers written on his shoes. #CBP is attempting to reach his family. We believe the boy was with a larger group that ran when they encountered Agents. pic.twitter.com/0s0zwmFxih— CBP (@CBP) April 24, 2019