Klamath Falls mother arrested after attempting to drown her infant

Klamath Falls mother arrested for attempting to drown her infant in a bathtub. (Courtesy Klamath County Jail)

Klamath Falls Police have arrested a woman after she attempted to drown her infant child in a bathtub Tuesday morning.

Authorities first responded to Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls just after 1 a.m. at the request of medical staff. The infant was brought to the hospital by family members who were trying to ensure the child was alright, according to a KFPD statement.

Detectives immediately opened an investigation into the incident and began interviewing witnesses. They learned that Davie Lamburth, 22, attempted to drown her nine-month-old daughter in a bathtub at the home she shares with her boyfriend, and his grandmother, on East Lowell Street.

Lamburth was only unsuccessful because her boyfriend's grandmother intervened when she found Lamburth and her baby in the bathroom, according to authorities. Lamburth later told detectives that she did intend to harm her child. She also admitted to using methamphetamine and heroin prior to the incident.

Authorities arrested Lamburth at approximately 10 a.m. today. She is charged with two counts of Attempted Murder. The infant was removed from the home and placed with a family member.

The investigation is ongoing.


This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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