Liliana Carrillo
Liliana Carrillo is a “person of interest” sought by Los Angeles Police in the slaying of three toddlers. Courtesy LAPD

A 30-year-old woman was taken into custody in rural Tulare County Saturday in connection with the killing of three young children whose bodies were found in an apartment in the Reseda area of Los Angeles.

Liliana Carrillo was arrested in the Ponderosa area of Tulare County, east of Porterville, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Cervantes said at about 2:30 p.m.

The children, who police said all appeared to be under the age of five, were found in the 8000 block of Reseda Boulevard, after police were called at about 9:30 a.m., according to Cervantes.

“Officers responded to a death investigation of three victims, who were found deceased,” Cervantes said. “The cause of death has yet to be determined, as well as motive.”

According to NBC4 and ABC7, which both cited police sources, the victims were found by their grandmother and had been stabbed to death.

The LAPD reported early Saturday afternoon that Carrillo may have carjacked a silver Toyota pickup truck in the Bakersfield area.

Multiple media outlets reported that Carrillo was the victims’ mother, but Cervantes said her relationship to the victims was not yet confirmed.

Updated at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021

City News Service contributed to this article.

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