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Amarillo woman wanted for injury to a child

Celia Camacho, 25, is wanted out of Potter County for Injury to a Child causing Serious Bodily Injury. (Photo: Amarillo Crime Stoppers)

UPDATE: Camacho has turned herself in.

ORIGINAL STORY: Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in locating their "Fugitive of the Week."

According to Amarillo police, 25-year-old Celia Nicole Camacho is wanted out of Potter County for a 2nd degree felony of Injury to a Child Causing Serious Bodily Injury.

According to Potter County court documents, Camacho was running a daycare out of her home in the 2400 block of S. Washington in August.

The formal complaint said four-month-old Actavio Chairez was dropped off at her home at approximately 10:30 on the morning of August, 12.

Officers were dispatched to the home at 3:10 p.m. on reports of an unresponsive child that was not breathing. At that time, the baby was transported to the hospital where he was declared dead.

APD’s Special Crimes Unit is investigating the death, as they do with all child deaths when the child is six or under.

The formal complaint obtained through Potter County records states: Camacho admitted in a recorded interview that she wrapped the baby in a blanket and left him in a warm bedroom for hours.

The documents said by failing to provide adequate care or nutrition the baby became dehydrated. An autopsy conducted by Dr. Thomas Parsons revealed the cause of death was complications of hyponatremic dehydration.

According to the complaint, there is security camera footage taken from inside the babysitter’s home that shows the child was not fed during the time he was in her care.

Camacho is still wanted, and the document’s listed bond recommendation is $25,000 and no contact with any child under 17 years of age.

Camacho is described as being 5'4" tall and weighing around 200 pounds. She has hazel eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Camacho is asked to contact ACS at (806)374-4400 or click here to submit an online tip. Tips leading to the location and arrest of Camacho could result in a reward up to $300.

The Special Crimes Unit said the case was referred to the 47th District Attorney’s Office, which accepted the second degree felony charges of injury to a child under cause 73079-Z.

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