Location: 7200 block of Road 248, Terra Bella

Incident Date: 6/24/17

Incident Time: 2318 hours

Case Number: 17-07641

Victim: Male infant, 1 month old

City: Terra Bella

Posted by: Media Relations


Suspect:   Rodriguez, Tracy Alejandra,  Age 24 years

On 6-24-17 at 2318 hours, Tulare County Deputies responded to a residence on the 7200 block of Road 248, outside the community of Terra Bella, for a report of a non-responsive child.  Deputies found the infant not breathing and began CPR.

Ambulance personnel arrived on scene and confirmed the child was deceased. 
Coroner personnel initiated an investigation which was immediately determined to be suspicious. Violent Crimes Detectives responded and continued with the investigation. 

On Tuesday, 6-27-17, Coroner personnel conducted an autopsy on the infant victim.  The autopsy determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.  The infant’s death is being investigated as a homicide. 

Violent Crimes Detectives continued with the investigation.  The infant’s mother, Tracy Rodriguez of Terra Bella, has been arrested and booked into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility charged with 187 PC, Homicide.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Det.  McBride or Sgt. Winslow at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.