Body of Infant Abducted from California Home Found

Jan 5, 2015 4:18 AM

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Police in Southern California have confirmed that a body found Sunday is that of a 3-week-old baby who was abducted from a Long Beach home after a shooting.

The identification of Eliza Delacruz came after detectives from Long Beach traveled to San Diego County to help authorities investigate the discovery of a child's remains found in a dumpster behind an Imperial Beach strip mall.

Police said the San Diego County Coroner's office identified the child, who had disappeared Saturday night from a Long Beach home.

Officials say police went to the home after receiving a call about the shooting and found two brothers and the baby's mother with gunshot wounds. One of the brothers is the father of the child.

Police are now seeking an adult male in the shooting but have not said if the man is related to the baby.

Long Beach police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona says his motive is unknown but detectives do not believe the shooting was a random act.

Two victims remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition. The other was treated and released.


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