One day after a 3-week-old infant abducted from her Long Beach home where her parents were shot was found dead in a San Diego County dumpster, police pleaded with the public to share information about the incident.
"To anyone who saw anything, we need you to come forward," Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna said Monday. "We really, really need your help in helping us catch this coward and get him off the streets."
The body of Eliza Delacruz was found Sunday in a plastic bag amid trash in an Imperial Beach dumpster, just off a freeway near the Mexican border. Eliza was abducted Saturday night and her parents and uncle were wounded by gunfire.
Interviews with the baby's parents and uncle offered few clues about the suspect, Luna said. At this point, all tips are important.
"Any small piece of information could be the piece of the puzzle we need to solve this case," he added.
Authorities are investigating whether any surveillance cameras picked up footage in Imperial Beach, and the Long Beach police are working with the FBI to solve the crime.
In the wake of Eliza's death, makeshift memorials were set up near the dumpster where her body was found and near her family's Long Beach home.