Police seek clues after baby snatched by gunman found dead

Jan 5, 2015 5:06 PM by News Staff

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Detectives trying to determine who abducted a 3-week-old infant after shooting her parents and uncle at a Long Beach home are asking for the public's help.

Eliza Delacruz's body was found Sunday in a trash bin in Imperial Beach, about 120 miles south of Long Beach.

Her body was discovered just a few miles from the Mexican border, raising the possibility that the assailant crossed or hoped to cross into Mexico.

Long Beach police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona said detectives believe the family was targeted but do not yet know the motive. They would say only that they are looking for a male suspect who is either black or Hispanic.

The baby's father was released from the hospital Sunday. Her mother and uncle remain hospitalized and were listed in critical condition late Sunday.

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