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Amber Alert for 2-month-old

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Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies and detectives are looking for 32-year-old Rebecca Khristean Forrester, of North Kitsap, who is on the run with her 2-month-old daughter, Serenity Withrow.

Authorities believe the infant's life is in jeopardy. Forrester has brown hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of a unicorn on her right ankle, a heavy pock-marked face and false teeth.

Forrester was last seen in public Wednesday, May 2, in Poulsbo. She is believed to be driving a white 2001 Dodge Dakota quad-cab, four-door pickup truck, Washington license plate A02765P.

Forrester is associated with violent felons and has a history of abusing her children and heavy narcotics usage, according to authorities. She has given birth to five children and has had all parental rights terminated, by court order, for three of the five children. Child Protective Services (CPS) in Washington and Arizona have multiple documented investigations of Forrester.

Kitsap County Superior Court ordered Forrester to relinquish custody of Serenity to CPS. Authorities are concerned for her health and welfare. Serenity has been removed from Forrester's custody once already, but was later returned to the mother's custody by a judge. Forrester failed a urinalysis test, testing positive for narcotics, and CPS obtained a court order to remove Serenity from her mother's custody.

Serenity's father, Charles Ray Yaun, is wanted for an outstanding warrant out of Clallam County. He is a convicted felon.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Forrester is asked to contact Detective Chad Birkenfeld at (360) 337-7111 during normal working hours. After hours contact Kitsap County Central Communications (911) at (360) 308-5400. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-CRIME-13.

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