Long Beach police say the body of an infant girl found in Imperial Beach in San Diego County is that of 3-week old Eliza Delacruz, who was taken by a gunman who shot and wounded her parents and uncle in home in Long Beach on Saturday, according to KCAL9. The infant was found dead Sunday near a shopping center in Imperial Beach.
Someone called for help from the 600 block of Palm Avenue near Rainbow Drive shortly before 1:30 p.m. and said someone there had died, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Jim Walker said.
A woman told ABC10 she found the infant’s body inside a dumpster behind a restaurant in the shopping center.
It was not immediately disclosed how the infant died, but Marlene Arrona, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department, said detectives were investigating if the body was that of Eliza Delacruz, a 10-pound girl believed to have been taken from a home in the 100 block of West 51st Street in Long Beach by a gunman who shot and wounded the child’s parents and uncle.
Officers found the victims after being dispatched to a shooting call about 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Arrona said.
“Two victims remain in critical but stable condition at local hospitals. The third victim has been treated and released,” she said.
The two wounded men are brothers, she said.
Police do not believe the shooting was a random act.
The gunman was described only as Hispanic or black with dark skin.
— City News Service