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Mother Charged with Murder in Connection with Death of Newborn Child in Oceanside

Oceanside CA— On November 15, 2020, at approximately 6:58 a.m., Officers from the Oceanside Police Department responded to a radio call to cover the Oceanside Fire Department for a newborn baby who was not breathing in a residence in the 300 block of Canyonside Way.  Officers and Paramedics arrived on scene and began providing CPR to the newborn baby.  The newborn baby was subsequently transported to a local area hospital and later pronounced deceased.

Detectives from the Oceanside Police Department Crimes of Violence Unit responded and began conducting a follow-up investigation into this incident.  Based on the information received from the follow-up investigation and the autopsy results; the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office was consulted and it was determined that charges of PC 187(a) Murder and PC 273(a)(a) Child Endangerment should be brought against the mother of the child, Kelsey Carpenter, a 31 year-old Oceanside Resident.

On March 23, 2021 Detectives from the Oceanside Police Department Crimes of Violence Unit arrested Carpenter and booked her in the Vista Detention Facility on the aforementioned charges.

This is still an active investigation and no further details are being released at this time.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident, are encouraged to either contact Oceanside Police Detective Ryan Malone at (760) 435-4537 or the Anonymous Tip Line at (760) 435-4730.

 

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