Baby Found Dead in California After Abduction, Parents Shot

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Three-week-old Eliza Delacruz was taken from a home in Long Beach, California, on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, police said, after her mother, father and uncle were shot and killed. Her body was found in a strip mall dumpster in San Diego Sunday afternoon. Credit:Long Beach Police Department

Three-week-old Eliza Delacruz was taken from a home in Long Beach, California, on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, police said, after her mother, father and uncle were shot and killed. Her body was found in a strip mall dumpster in San Diego Sunday afternoon.
Credit: Long Beach Police Department

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  — A 3-week-old girl abducted after her mother, father and uncle were shot has been found dead, authorities in California said.

Eliza Delacruz was taken from a home in Long Beach on Saturday. On Sunday, police said San Diego authorities had found her body in a strip mall Dumpster.

“About 4:30 p.m., San Diego County Sheriff’s Department notified Long Beach Police Department that they were investigating the discovery of a deceased infant, knowing that Long Beach Police were actively investigating a case involving a missing infant,” said Long Beach police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

The San Diego Coroner’s Office confirmed the deceased infant was Eliza.

Authorities told CNN that the attacker may have known the family.

“The suspect who committed these horrific crimes remains outstanding,” Long Beach police said Sunday in a statement on the department’s Facebook page.

No one, the department said, has offered any information to police.

Meanwhile, two of the shooting victims remain in critical condition at an area hospital, police said, and a third has been treated and released.