HANFORD — The Hanford Police Department is searching for a woman who is suspected of murdering her son after he was stillborn due to drug use.
Officers have issued a warrant for 25-year-old Chelsea Becker, who gave birth to a stillborn male fetus in a local hospital on Sept. 10, according to a media release.
The Kings County Coroner's Office later completed an autopsy on the stillborn fetus and ruled the fetus' death as a homicide due to toxic levels of methamphetamine in the fetus' system.
The Hanford Police Department investigated further with other local agencies and learned of that Becker has had years of substance abuse. She has also had multiple children removed from her custody in recent years due to situations surrounding her substance abuse, officials said.
You have free articles remaining.
Additionally, Becker admitted to law enforcement she used methamphetamine during her most recent pregnancy as late as three days prior to giving birth to the stillborn fetus.
Officials issued a Kings County arrest warrant for Becker for the charge of murder with the bail amount of $5 million. Becker is known to frequent the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, the Hanford area and Dinuba.
Police ask the public if they see Becker to not contact her but instead immediately contact the Hanford Police Department or the law enforcement agency in which she is located.
If anyone knows Becker's whereabouts, please contact the Hanford Police Department Investigations Unit at 559-585-2540.