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Amber Alerts are issued as public notifications of missing children and are used nationwide.

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EVERETT — It had been a frantic 24 hours for Everett police who were desperately trying to find a 2-week-old baby boy born to a meth-addicted mother in a motel.

Thursday night, an Amber Alert went out for Rochelle Turner and her baby John.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, with the help of the FBI, police found the baby alive and stable inside the Park Apartments on West Casino Road.

amber1“The biggest concern from the information we had from those close to her, she was a heavy meth user during the course of her pregnancy and the fear was the baby was going to be born addicted to meth, going through withdrawals without any medical intervention,” police Sgt. Chip Higinbotham said.

Police say Turner had no prenatal or post-natal care.  This is her eighth child and police say the state has taken all of her children away because of neglect and her drug habit.

Medical staff at the Pediatric Interim Care Center take in drug-addicted babies during Child Protective Services custody situations like this, and say this baby could be facing some serious health issues right now.

“The baby, a lot of times with meth, they don’t get the message that they need to eat, so you have a sleepy baby that doesn’t wake to feed and is high risk for failure to thrive,” said Nursing Director Denise Schmidt.

Schmidt hopes this story will encourage people to make a call and report babies who may be in danger.

“It can’t tell you it needs help.  If you know a baby is at risk, be that voice for that baby and speak up and advocate for the baby to get help it needs,” said Schmidt.

Everett police took the baby to a local hospital to be evaluated and it is in CPS care.  Turner is in police custody being interviewed.  Police have not released what charges, if any, she may be facing.


Everett police said Turner is a heavy meth user and that the child has potentially several medical issues due to mother’s drug use.

EVERETT — Police issued an Amber Alert Thursday night to locate a 17-day-old baby boy who they believe to be in grave danger.

Police issued an Amber Alert to locate 31-year-old Roshell Marie Turner, who gave birth on Jan. 27.  Her 17-day-old boy is named John Turner.

There were little updates to the Amber Alert at 6:55 a.m. Friday morning, officials said. However, additional information regarding a friend of Turner’s was removed once she was found to know little information about the child.

“Child Protective Services, a division of the Department of Social and Health Services, believes the newborn is in grave danger and needs immediate medical attention which has not been provided,” a police statement said.

Roshell is described as white, 5-foot-5, 190 pounds, with brown eyes and black mid-length hair.  She has a rose tattoo on her upper right chest. There is no clothing description available.

Roshell frequents the Casino Road area in Everett and usually stays within Snohomish County. It is possible Roshell is with a Hispanic man known as “Guero.”

Everett police said Roshell Turner “is a heavy meth user. Child has potentially several medical issues due to mother’s drug use and is possible being neglected.”

The baby was born in a hotel room and received no medical aid, officials said. Turner has not cooperated with Child Protective Services and weeks.

“Snohomish County Superior Court has issued an order to take child into custody. Mother is believed hiding in the South Everett area. May be with Hispanic boyfriend nicknamed Guero.

Anyone with information about Roshell’s location is asked to immediately call 911 or the Everett Police Department at 425-407-3970.



Photo of Turner’s baby.


A photo of Tuner and her boyfriend nicknamed ‘Guero’.

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Amber Alert for missing 14-year-old canceled

KENNEWICK, Wash. — An Amber Alert has been canceled for 14-year-old Elizabeth Romero, who was reported missing from the Kennewick area last week.

According to KPTV/Portland, investigators said Romero was last seen at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday leaving school for lunch. She got into her boyfriend’s forest green Ford Escape SUV, but never returned to school.

Romero contacted her mother Tuesday and told her she was safe in Jalisco, Mexico. A warrant is for 2nd degree kidnapping is still issued for 19-year-old Edwardo Flores Rosales, who allegedly kidnapped Romero. Romero and Rosales were reportedly dating.

The girl’s mother told investigators she received a text message from an unknown phone number Thursday. The person claimed to be Romero and stated she was heading to Mexico with her boyfriend.


Missing 14-year-old Elizabeth Romero.

Romero is Hispanic, 5-foot-3,  130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in the 1800 block of West 7th Avenue.

Rosales is Hispanic, 5-foot-9, 225 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He drives a dark-green Ford Escape with temporary plates. The vehicle is an early 2000′s model.


The suspect’s Ford Escape SUV


Suspect Edwardo Flores Rosales.

SEATTLE — The Amber Alert for missing newborn Annabelle Martini was canceled Saturday morning shortly after 7:30 a.m., said Mill Creek Police Officer Sean Connor.

The Amber Alert was issued Friday night for the newborn who was believed to need medical treatment, but whose mother, Jamie Martini, vanished with the baby without seeing aid, police said.

The baby was born in an apartment in the 1100 block of Mill Creek Boulevard in the City of Mill Creek, which is about 20 miles north-northeast of downtown Seattle.

Police said Jamie Martini and her baby were found safe Saturday morning in the 3300 block of Reuben Shelton Drive on the Tulalip Reservation near Martini’s residence, said Officer Connor.

Both were both transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

Providence Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Cheri Russum said Annabelle Martini is in satisfactory condition.

Police said Jamie Martini is also in satisfactory condition.

MILL CREEK, Wash. — An Amber Alert was issued Friday night for a newborn believed to need medical treatment, but whose mother vanished with the baby without seeking aid, police said.

The baby, Annabelle Martini, was born Friday in an apartment in the 1100 block of Mill Creek Boulevard in the city of Mill Creek, which is about 20 miles north-northeast of downtown Seattle.


The mother, Jamie Martini, 20, gave birth to the baby girl Friday morning. (Recent photo, released by Mill Creek Police Dept.)

The infant was having a difficult time breathing, police said, but instead of taking the sick baby to the hospital, the mother disappeared with the newborn.

Jamie Martini, 20, gave birth to Annabelle around 6:30 a.m. Friday at the The Mill Apartments with the help of a midwife, police said.

“The midwife had information that the baby was having a hard time breathing, had gray skin and not alert,” said Mill Creek Police Department spokesman Ian Durkee.

The midwife called for an ambulance, but that alert was canceled because Martini said she would rush the baby to the hospital with the help of family members.

“They never arrived at any hospital that we could confirm, and the midwife who followed could not locate them,” Durkee said.

Police said the search for Martini is especially difficult because she is homeless. They say she was just temporarily staying at the apartment in Mill Creek. Neighbors say they are shocked that a mom could put her own baby with life-threatening conditions in even more danger.

“That makes no sense. What is she trying to hide?” local resident Brian O’Neil said.

As far as the police are concerned, the disappearance is now a criminal matter.

“It boils down to a neglect of a child. There is a criminal aspect here, that is why we are involved,” Durkee said

Police released information on two cars that the mother could be using:  a 1993 dark green Lexus SC400 with a WA license plate 871WJF; and a 2001 white BMW 330CI with a WA license plate AJD7417.

Martini had not been in contact with family members all day, police said.

Police ask that if you see Martini or either of the two cars mentioned, call 911.

MILL CREEK — An Amber Alert was issued Friday for a baby delivered at home in Mill Creek in the morning. The infant, Annabelle Martini, is suffering from life-threatening medical conditions and is in need of medical attention, police said.

The infant is believed to be with her 20-year-old mother, Jamie Martini, who is reportedly homeless.

Martini delivered the baby at an apartment in the 1600 block of Mill Creek Boulevard — an apartment that was not her residence, police said. The baby was having trouble breathing, police said, but the mother fled with the infant and has not sought medical treatment for the child, police said. Martini is not in contact with family. She is described as 5-foot-3, 135 pounds, Native American, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She has long, straight blonde hair.

Two vehicles were being sought in this case: A 2001 white BMW 330CI, WA license AJD7417, vehicle has aftermarket carbon fiber hood; or a 1993 dark green Lexus SC400, Wa license 871WJF.

If you see her, please contact the police at 911 or at 425-921-5771


Jamie Martini, 20. (Recent photo, released by Mill Creek Police Dept.)

Tacoma Amber Alert CancelledSEATTLE  – Tacoma police have canceled an Amber Alert for Jaylon Green, an 8-year-old Tacoma boy that was reported missing Friday night. He had last been seen leaving the Boys and Girls Club at 3875 S. 66th Street in Tacoma around 6 p.m.

Police notified the media just after 7 a.m. Saturday that Green was found safe and appeared to be fine.

Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said that Green left the Boys and Girls club by himself and walked home. When he got home, he discovered that his parents weren’t there. He then knocked on a neighbor’s door, but they also weren’t home. He told police he thought he was going to be in trouble and got scared.

Cool said he hid in some nearby woods. The young boy may have seen some searchlights, but didn’t hear the police or searchers looking for him. Cool said that Green feel asleep and probably spent the entire night in the woods, despite the cold, wet weather.

Green apparently walked home Saturday morning and was reunited with his parents.

jaylonTACOMA — Police asked Friday night for the public’s help in finding missing 8-year-old Jaylon Green, last seen leaving the Boys & Girls Club at 3875 S. 66th St. at 6 p.m. Friday.

He’s described as a black male, 4-foot, 70 pounds, last seen wearing a dark blue long-sleeved jacket with a hoodie, blue jeans and black-and-white shoes.

Police ask the public to call 911 if you see him.

Lora DiMaggio, the sister of James DiMaggio, spoke to the media about her brother being accused of kidnapping and murder.

CORRECTION: This video states at the end that the police investigation of this case is closed.  San Diego County sheriff’s homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said on Wednesday that the investigation is not yet closed.