Four people accused in the kidnapping and death of a baby in a twisted plot to convince a woman’s married boyfriend she had given birth to twins are expected to be charged Friday, Long Beach police said.
The woman, Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian, 47, identified possible children to abduct by claiming to have a charity that assisted mothers of infants, Long Beach police said.
On the day 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz was kidnapped, police say D'Milian drove a dark-colored Range Rover and trailed the mother and Eliza as they rode a Long Beach bus.
After the mother and child got off the bus, D'Milian pulled up to them in her car, police said.
It was a "basic conversation" that didn't leave the girl's mother with any suspicion that "something was going to happen" later, said Long Beach police Lt. Lloyd Cox.
Less than two hours later, police said an associate of D’Milian, Anthony McCall, 29, allegedly stormed the Delacruz family's home in the 100 block of West 51st Street in Long Beach, shot Eliza’s parents and uncle and whisked the girl away.
Details about how Eliza died and was disposed of in Imperial Beach were not released. The parents and the uncle survived the attack.
Weeks after Eliza was killed, police say D'Milian targeted a 23-year-old woman she had known for several years and who had a 4-month-old boy.
Police said the woman had been beaten with a baseball bat by McCall at a hotel in the 2000 block of East Mariposa Avenue in El Segundo. The woman survived the beating and the the boy was found inside the hotel room by responding police. McCall fled before police arrived, said El Segundo Police Chief Rich Tavera.
The charity, the kidnapping and the attacks in Long Beach and El Segundo were all an attempt to manipulate her married boyfriend by claiming she had given birth to twins overseas, when, in fact, she had not, police said.
She then plotted to snatch a boy and a girl to pass off as her own, police said.
"We’ve never seen anything like this where somebody goes out looking for babies to kidnap and they attempt to kill the mothers," said Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. “These people are just evil in nature.”
On Wednesday, Long Beach police arrested D'Milian, 47, of Thousand Oaks, and McCall. They are accused of murder, kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy.
Charisse Shelton--who is D'Milian's 30-year-old daughter--and Todd Boudreaux, 44, of Fontana were also arrested on suspicion of covering up the crimes, Luna said.
All are being held at Long Beach city jail and are expected to appear in court Friday.