Reportedly, the baby was abducted from her family in Southern California, on Saturday. The suspect entered the residence and shot the mother, the father and an uncle. As of today, one of the victims recovered and was released from the hospital, while the other two, whose identifies were not unveiled by the police, are still in critical condition.
Sunday evening, after receiving a call about the shooting, the police discovered the mother and two brothers shot. At that moment the 10-pound child was declared missing
Eliza Delacruze was identified after Long Beach policemen were sent to San Diego to aid with the finding of an abandoned baby’s body. The small child was left dead in a dumpster behind an Imperial Beach strip mall.
In a news conference, Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna stated: “To take a precious child from her home and throw her into a dumpster like a piece of trash is something only a very heartless person would do.”
“The suspect who committed these horrific crimes” remains on the loose, Long Beach police said in a statement. Although police representatives have yet to disclose any clues to the identity of the possible suspect, they are fairly sure these crimes were not random, the suspect may have known the family and specifically targeted them. The motives still remain unknown to the detectives investigating this case, Marlene Arrona, Long Beach police spokeswoman says.
Police are now asking for help from the public. Other that the fact that the suspect is an adult male, the authorities have no other description of the killer. They have earlier asked that anyone who comes upon any information or has knowledge of someone suspiciously bringing home an infant should report to the police immediately.
Police Chief Luna said Los Angeles Supervisors were expected to hand out an authorization for a reward of $10,000 to the person giving any information leading to arrest of the suspect.
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