- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities have charged a couple with child abandonment after their toddler died in a San Antonio house fire while left home alone.

Police say 1-year-old Taliyah Edwards was dead at the scene Thursday night.

Investigators say 25-year-old Charles Shorts and 23-year-old Tyler Terry were arrested on charges of child abandonment with intent to return. San Antonio police say the couple told authorities that they left for a few minutes to go down the street. The pair returned to find firefighters at the burning residence.

Authorities are trying to determine what sparked the fire.

Bexar (bayr) County magistrate records show Shorts was freed Friday after posting $20,000 bond. Terry remained in custody, also on $20,000 bond.

Online court records did not immediately list information on attorneys to speak for the parents.

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