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Missing Infant’s Body Found Dead in Dumpster After Parents, Uncle Shot Dead

January 5, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A missing 3-week-old child was found dead in a dumpster more than 100 miles from where a gunman critically wounded her parents and uncle, police said.

Eliza Delacruz was discovered inside a trash bag at an Imperial Beach shopping center at about 1:25 p.m. Sunday, according to NBC Los Angeles.

The 10-pound child was found about 120 miles away from her Long Beach home, where police found her parents and father’s brother shot at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The gunman abducted the baby from her W. 51st St. house before police arrived, they said.

“This is a horrific crime,” Lt. Lloyd Cox said. “The family is devastated.”

Delacruz’s mother and uncle remain in the hospital and are listed in critical but stable condition after surgery. The father has been released.

The suspect not been identified except that he is male. He may have known the family, police said.

Police did not return a call from the Daily News Sunday morning.

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