Oklahoma City police search for suspect in death of unborn child

An arrest warrant has been issued for Christopher Whitfield, 31, in the rape and beating of an ex-girlfriend that killed her unborn child, Oklahoma City police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: June 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm •  Published: June 17, 2014
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Oklahoma City police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend’s unborn child.

Christopher Whitfield, 31, of Oklahoma City, is being sought on rape and homicide complaints stemming from a series of attacks that took place from June 10-13. Whitfield is accused of beating the mother of one of his children nearly unconscious with a shoe and closed fist while she was six weeks pregnant and locking her in a room without food for three days, according to the police report.

The victim miscarried the child as a result of the attack, police said.

Family members of the victim told police Whitfield threatened them with a gun and fled in the victim’s car after one incident. The vehicle was later found empty at the victim’s sister’s home, police said.

Whitfield has been arrested multiple times since 2003 on domestic abuse and assault and battery complaints in Oklahoma and Cleveland counties. He has had an arrest warrant out since January for domestic abuse, according to court documents.

The victim was taken to Integris Southwest Medical Center with massive bruising across her entire body and burns to her face.

Anyone with information on Whitfield’s whereabouts should call 911, police said.

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