Yreka father arrested in death of baby

Nov 26, 2014 10:54 AM by News

The father of a baby who died Saturday afternoon has been arrested on a murder charge the Yreka Police Department announced Wednesday.

According to a news release, Webster Randall Beard, 30, was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail Tuesday on a murder charge.

Webster's three-month-old daughter was found unresponsive inside a residence in Yreka on Monday November 17. The child was transported to Fairfield Medical Center and then flown to UC Davis the same day. On Saturday afternoon she was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

The Yreka Police Department is not releasing any further information on the manner of death, pending the ongoing investigation.


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