CRIME

Suspect in woman's death in US had been deported in 2013

This photo released by Pennsylvania State Police, shows Oscar Hernandez. Police say a missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, Oscar Hernandez, who's suspected in her mother's killing. Pennsylvania state police say Aylin Sofia Hernandez suffered minor injuries in the crash Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Federal immigration officials say her father is a citizen of El Salvador who was deported in 2013 and he's in custody.

This photo released by Pennsylvania State Police, shows Oscar Hernandez. Police say a missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl has been found in Pennsylvania after a high-speed chase and crash involving a car driven by her father, Oscar Hernandez, who's suspected in her mother's killing. Pennsylvania state police say Aylin Sofia Hernandez suffered minor injuries in the crash Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Federal immigration officials say her father is a citizen of El Salvador who was deported in 2013 and he's in custody.  (The Associated Press)

A man suspected of fleeing Connecticut with his daughter after killing the child's mother is a citizen of El Salvador who had been deported more than three years ago, U.S. authorities say.

The 6-year-old girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash on Interstate 99 that involved a car driven by her father, Oscar Hernandez.

Hernandez was taken into custody. The girl, Aylin Sofia Hernandez, suffered minor injuries in the crash in Benner Township, Pennsylvania state police said. She was being returned to family in Connecticut.

Federal immigration officials said Hernandez had been deported Nov. 27, 2013. He has prior felony convictions including assault and threatening, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer for him, an agency spokesman said in a statement.

Hernandez was being held as a fugitive from justice and couldn't be reached for comment. Bridgeport, Connecticut, police have a warrant for his arrest.

Police issued a public alert about the girl at about 2:45 a.m. Friday. Officers had gone to the girl's Bridgeport, Connecticut, home and found her mother, Nadia Gonzalez, fatally stabbed. Another woman in the home also was stabbed multiple times and was hospitalized. Police said she's expected to survive.