UPDATE: Evansville police arrest mom, continue search for dad in connection with baby’s death

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville police are searching for a man in connection with his baby’s death. Police say they responded to a call about an unresponsive infant on Thursday around 8 a.m. When they arrived, they said it was obvious the child was dead.

Police say they were able to gather information about the death from the baby’s mother, 32-year-old Chelsea Marksberry. They arrested Marksberry in connection with the death.

But the baby’s father, 28-year-old Jacob Wesley Bengert, left before first responders arrived. Now police are searching for him.

Photo of Chelsea Marksberry courtesy of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

They say he was last seen wearing a blue New England Patriots shirt, black jogging pants, and black and green Nike shoes. Police say he may be suicidal and could possibly be armed.

Anyone who sees Bengert is asked to call 911 immediately and report his location to authorities.

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