by: Web Staff Updated:
EVERETT, Wash. - Snohomish County authorities are looking for a newborn baby whose mother is a heavy methamphetamine user and is likely not properly caring for the child.
The Amber Alert was issued at 9 p.m. Thursday to locate 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner, who gave birth to the boy on Jan 27.
The baby was born in a hotel room and has not received medical attention.
Child Protective Services, a division of the Department of Social and Health Services, believes the newborn is in grave danger. Authorities said because of his mother’s drug history, he may have severe medical issues.
Turner is described as white, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown eyes and black mid-length hair. She has a rose tattoo on her upper right chest. They may be in an SUV, but police have no more details about the vehicle.
Turner frequents the Casino Road area in Everett and usually stays within Snohomish County.
KIRO 7 checked with all hotels near the Casino road corridor. None of the representatives at any of the front desks reported seeing Turner or her child. No one at the local bus stops reported seeing Turner either. There was a heavy police presence in the neighborhood Friday morning.
Officers believe she may be hiding with her Hispanic boyfriend who goes by the street name Guero.
“We really need the public's help to find this baby so we can get it the medical attention that it needs,” said Aaron Snell with Everett police.
Tips have started to come in, but Turner and the newborn are still missing.
Child protective services for the region did not return KIRO 7's calls to find out more information about Turner. According to Everett police, CPS has taken other children away from the woman.
Anyone with information about Turner’s location is asked to immediately call 911.