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The Latest: California man sought in death of baby daughter

May 28, 2019

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of an 8-month-old baby and her missing father (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

Authorities say the father of a baby girl found dead outside a Los Angeles-area mortuary is a person of interest in her death.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says it’s seeking Alexander Echeverria of South Sacramento in connection with the death of his 8-month-old daughter.

Officials say the body of Alexia Rose Echeverria was found outside a Bellflower mortuary on Monday morning.

Investigators believe she died in Sacramento and was taken to Southern California.

Authorities didn’t immediately release details about the girl’s death.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Echeverria and his daughter were last seen Friday in Bellflower.

Authorities say Echeverria suffers from depression and had made suicidal statements to his family.

Echeverria was driving a gray 2014 Volkswagen Jetta with the California license plate 7FFT866.

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11:45 a.m.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigators have confirmed that a baby girl found dead is the daughter of a missing Northern California man.

A Sheriff’s Department statement says the baby’s body was found late Monday morning in suburban Bellflower.

The department says she was the daughter of 30-year-old Alexander Echeverria, who was last seen at 10:30 p.m. Friday in Bellflower with the 8-month-old baby.

A missing person bulletin issued earlier described Echeverria as suffering from depression and said his family was concerned for his well-being.

Los Angeles County investigators believe the infant died in Sacramento and the investigation is now being handled by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Echeverria has been driving a gray 2014 Volkswagen Jetta with the California license plate 7FFT866.

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