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$25,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Capture and Conviction of the Killer of a Long Beach Baby Found Dead in Imperial Beach Sunday

Jan 06, 2015 02:58PM ● By Paul Spear
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offer reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the killer of a Long Beach baby found dead in a dumpster in Imperial Beach on Sunday. The reward was approved today at the Board of Supervisors today.

The Long Beach Police responded to a call of gunshots on Saturday just before 6pm on Saturday where they found 3 people shot and the baby, Eliza Delacruz missing. The babys father, who had been shot, has been released from the hospital but the mother and uncle, the other 2 victims shot are still in the hospital in critical condition.

The Long Beach Police have said all that is know at this time is that the shooter was a male with a dark complexion and they have no known motive at this time.

Around 1:30pm on Sunday the Imperial Beach Sheriff's Office received a call from a woman who had been going through the dumpsters in the 600 block of Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach and were told by the woman she had found a dead baby in a bag of trash inside a dumpster in the alley behind the Silver Strand shopping Mall located at the intersection of Palm Ave. (Highway 76) and Rainbow Avenue. Later that night after the Long Beach Police sent investigators to Imperial Beach, it was confirmed that it was the kidnapped baby from Long Beach.

Imperial Beach is the most Southwest City in the United States and about 5 miles from the boarder crossing into Mexico.

Long Beach is a heavy populated city next to Los Angeles and is a densely populated area.
Because of that LB Police are hopeful someone saw something and will come forward.

In Imperial Beach Sunday people immediately started gathering at the sight were the baby was found and were left in shock and mourning. Imperial Beach is a small, tightly knit community, and held a candlelight vigil for the baby and a memorial to the baby. Monday the memorial was still growing.

Anyone with more information about the case to call Long Beach homicide detectives Donald Goodman and Mark Mattia at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. Tips can also be sent via text message by sending “Tipla” plus the information to 274677. Information can also be provided at

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