In Long Beach, California, the body of a three-week-old baby abducted during a shooting from a home in Long Beach was found in a dumpster late Sunday behind a pizza shop at the suburban San Diego shopping center. This Breaking News was first reported by Fox News.
The body of the baby, Eliza Delacruz, according to Long Beach police, had been placed inside a bag before being placed inside the dumpster in Imperial Beach. Not long after the baby’s body was discovered, the Long Beach police joined in with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to determine the identity of the infant. The cause of the baby’s death has not been yet released to the media.
Eliza Delacruz had been reported as missing since late on Saturday night. That was when both of her parents and her uncle were shot in a residence at Long Beach. On Sunday, it was reported that two of the victims of the shooting remain hospitalized, their conditions listed as critical but stable. The other person was not injured as severely, and was released after being treated.
According to authorities, because they did not have a description of the alleged shooter or his vehicle, they could not issue an Amber Alert for the baby. The police are looking for an adult male, though no further descriptions have been made public yet. According to detectives working on the case, they do not believe the shooting was a random one.
Anyone who might have information in this case is urged to notify the Long Beach Police Department Communications Center at (562) 435-6711. To remain anonymous, phone (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or text TIPLA plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or leave any information at www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
Written By: Douglas Cobb
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