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06/03/19

***Update*** On-Going Investigation into Death of Infant

 

On June 3, 2019, Alexander Echeverria surrendered himself to police custody at the United States/Mexico border. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference to provide additional information.

The press conference is scheduled for today, June 3, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. During this press conference, detectives will provide an investigative update and additional details regarding the case.

The press conference will be held at the Sheriff’s Department Headquarters located at 711 G Street in downtown Sacramento inside the first-floor conference room.

In addition to a government-issued identification card or driver’s license,

members of the press who wish to attend the press conference must present credentials identifying them as members of the press.

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At 10:37 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) began investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant found behind a business in Bellflower, CA.

The investigation led LASD to Sacramento, where detectives have connected the infant’s death with a local missing person case. The missing person, 22-year-old Alexander Echeverria (see attached), is currently outstanding. Echeverria was reported missing by family members on May 27, 2019. At the time, he was believed to be traveling with his 8-month-old daughter, Alexia Rose Echeverria. Alexia has been identified as the victim in this case by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

The original press release can be found here: https://www.sacsheriff.com/Media/Release.aspx?id=1936

Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson