The Hanford Police Department has issued a murder warrant for a Californian woman who gave birth to a stillborn with toxic levels of meth in his system.
Chelsea Becker, 25, is understood to be on the run after medical professionals found her baby boy was born with over six times the toxic level of meth in his system.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Becker on the charge of murder. Bail was set $5 million, FOX59 News reported.
Detective Sgt. Justin Vallin believes Becker used drugs throughout her three previous pregnancies, and each baby was born with meth in his system.
According to investigators, Becker admitted to meth use just days before giving birth.
Her family described Becker as an extremely smart and beautiful girl who went down a bad path.
“I’m excited for her to straighten up and get clean because I know she’s smart enough to get out of it,” her cousin Terra Ordonez said.
Her aunt Julie Lance has custody of her 1-year-old Silas and adopted 3-year-old Troy. Her 4-year-old was adopted outside of the family.
Lance said Becker and Silas have a strong bond, and it’s not too late for her to be a part of his life.
“I know she loves him, and if there’s anything in the world that she wants, it’s this baby. She needs to turn herself in,” she said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Becker is asked to contact the Hanford Police Department Investigative Unit at (559) 585-2540.