Posted Nov. 9, 2015
Reyna Hernandez, a 26-year-old Latina, was found dead from forced drowning on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the 7300 block of Neo Street in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Family members called police about 8 p.m. after they went into the apartment Hernandez shared with her boyfriend, Nicholas Christopher Quezada, 29, and their 1-year-old son, Jude Christopher Quezada, and found all three dead inside, said Downey Police Lt. Mark McDaniel.
Hernandez, who was several months pregnant, was found in the bathroom with her son. Both were in the bathtub, which was filled with water, McDaniel said.
Coroner’s records said Hernandez died from forced drowning and her son died of “asphyxiation—homicide.” Hernandez’s unborn child, a boy, was discovered during her autopsy on Oct. 25, and pronounced dead then, said the coroner’s Assistant Chief of Investigations Ed Winter.
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