The body of a three-week-old infant who was abducted from a Long Beach, Calif. home during a shooting was found in a suburban San Diego shopping center late Sunday.
Long Beach police confirmed that Eliza Delacruz was found in a bag inside a dumpster behind a pizza shop in Imperial Beach. They had joined the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in investigating the baby's identity shortly after it was discovered. The exact cause of her death was not immediately disclosed.
Eliza had been missing since late Saturday when her parents and uncle were shot in a home on the north side of Long Beach. Two victims remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition Sunday. The other was treated and released.
Authorities told KTLA that they were not able to issue an Amber Alert for Eliza because they did not have a description of the shooter or his vehicle. A statement added that authorities are seeking an adult male, though no other identifying information was included. Detectives say they do not believe that the shooting was random.
Police have urged anyone who may know something about the case to call the Long Beach Police Department Communications Center at (562) 435-6711.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or text TIPLA plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.