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// Family pleads with Puyallup mother of endangered newborn to surrender

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It’s been three weeks since a Puyallup woman gave birth to a little boy cops say is meth addicted. Myra Aguilar has been on the run with him ever since. Now, her family is pleading with her to give herself up.

“She didn’t want them (authorities) to know she was pregnant,” Pamela Aguilar said of her daughter. “She didn’t want them to say okay, you’re pregnant, and try to figure out her due date because she was afraid that they were gonna take the baby. I would like to ask her to please call a hospital to end this thing before it gets any worse.”

The 31-year-old daughter gave birth to a baby boy on Aug. 9. Investigators say Aguilar has been on the run since and they’re worried about the baby’s condition. 

"Not only did she continue to consume meth while she was pregnant, when the baby was born she refused to get medical treatment," Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist said. "This infant desperately needs medical care."

Prosecutors say the state took away another one of her children born addicted to methadone in 2011. She refused to disclose the due date of the new baby. Aguilar`s roommate told investigators the baby had blue lips and refused to eat just after delivery. The roommate says Aguilar refused to go to the hospital, saying Child Protective Services would get her baby over her dead body. The roommate said Aguilar used meth throughout her pregnancy and was using it when she was breastfeeding. Aguilar's family is hoping she'll hear the message and do the right thing, because – as they say – her life isn't the only one she's risking.

Police say the newborn could also be with his father, Levi Taylor, who is a convicted sex offender with warrants out for his arrest. Aguilar's family believes that she could be hiding in the woods in Washington or somewhere in California. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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