Dax Jordan Quintana Oliveira, a 2-month-old Latino boy, died Thursday, Aug. 31, after suffering head and neck trauma in the 3500 block of Brenton Avenue in Lynnwood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Oliveira home about 3 p.m. Aug. 29 regarding an unresponsive baby, Lt. Derrick Alfred said.
Paramedics took the baby to the hospital, where he was treated for trauma to his head and neck, Alfred said.
Dax was pronounced dead at the hospital two days later at 5:36 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators think Dax had been shaken violently by his father. Both the boy’s parents were home and in the same room at the time, Alfred said.
Dax’s father, Sanderson de Oliveira, also known as Sanderson Dantas, a 33-year-old Brazilian, was arrested the day his ...
Ruby Vasquez, a 3-year-old Latina, was fatally stabbed Monday, Oct. 31, in the 800 block of McGarry Street in downtown L.A., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5 p.m., the child, who was at a garment factory where her parents work, went to give her father a cookie, according to Los Angeles County prosecutors.
Ruby was seen running with a man close behind who stabbed the child, police and prosecutors said.
The child’s mother flagged down an ambulance, said Los Angeles Police Capt. Jorge Rodriguez. Ruby was taken to a hospital where she died.
Witnesses told police that man accused of being the attacker -- authorities identified Ricardo Augusto Utuy, a 34-year-old Latino, as the suspect in the killing -- would sometimes talk and laugh to himself, Rodriguez said.
“He would do certain things that would lead them to believe he was not all there,” Rodriguez ...
Rosario Torres, a 1-year-old Latina, was stabbed to death Friday, Oct. 21, in the 13100 block of Van Owen in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11 a.m., Noe Torres, a 48-year-old Latino, stabbed his daughter in front of family members inside their apartment, said Los Angeles Police Capt. Stephen Carmona.
Torres then set a small fire, stabbed himself and jumped out a back window. When police arrived, a kitchen knife was still in his body.
Torres, who also had a knife in his waistband, refused to comply with officer’s commands, Carmona said.
Police subdued Torres with a Taser and beanbag rounds, Carmona said.
The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Torres was charged Oct. 25 with one count of murder, one count of assault on a child causing death and one count of arson, according to a ...
Jennabel Anaya, a 4-year-old Latina, died Sunday, Aug. 7, after she was shot in the intersection of East 9th Street and Locust Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The girl was walking home from the grocery store with her mother and father, Luis Anaya, on Aug. 6, when a man approached the family about 10:20 p.m. and began shooting, according to Long Beach Police Sgt. Robert Woods.
Mancera, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:27 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Jennabel was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7, according to coroner’s records ...
Sebastian Landa, a 21-day-old Latino, died Saturday, July 16, after he was beaten in the 7100 block of Makee Avenue in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to authorities.
Landa, who was born on June 25, was taken to a hospital with multiple blunt force injuries about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
His mother, Calixta Landa, 21, told doctors that her baby had fallen, but doctors told investigators that the injuries looked more like physical abuse, Corina said.
Landa later told investigators that she hit her baby earlier that day and then took him to the hospital, Corina said.
“She admitted to being frustrated,” he said. “The baby was crying. She got frustrated and then she got physical with the baby, and the baby ended up with blunt force trauma.”
Landa was arrested ...
Salvador Esparza III, a Latino 4-year-old, died Wednesday, July 6, after he was shot in the 300 block of Figueroa Drive in Altadena, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 10:30 p.m. on July 5, Salvador had just stepped onto the front porch of a home his family was visiting when he was wounded along with a 27-year-old man, Lt. John Corina with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Deputies were flagged down after the shooting and led to the home, according to a news release from the department.
Salvador, who lived in Monrovia, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:19 a.m. the next morning, according to coroner’s records.
About two hours earlier, one or two people got into an argument with another man, Corina said. The argument spilled into the street and people had to ...
Natalie Vega, a 3-year-old Latina, died Thursday, June 16, after she was put in a burning car in the 300 block of West 124th Street in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Vega was at Athens Park with her mother, Vanessa Ibarra, a 25-year-old Latina from Los Angeles, about 9:43 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Ibarra had been living with family in the area off and on but recently had been living out of her SUV with her daughter, Corina said.
That evening in the park, Ibarra set her SUV on fire, Corina said. According to witnesses, Ibarra kept getting in and out of the car, as people shouted at her to get away.
“At one point, she throws the child in the car and gets in herself,” Corina said. “The car ...
Aiden Matthew Lopez, a 5-month-old Latino, died Saturday, March 26, after he was beaten in the 43400 block of Gadsden Avenue in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On March 22, the baby's parents left for work and left him in the care of a family friend who had been working as their babysitter for about eight weeks, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Hernandez.
When the baby’s mother came home from work about 6 p.m., the babysitter asked her to come look at the boy and said, “I don’t think he’s breathing,” Hernandez said.
The mother grabbed her son and called 911, Hernandez said. The baby was taken to a hospital and treated for serious head trauma, bruising on his upper torso and a possible broken arm, Hernandez said.
He was pronounced dead four days ...
Jude Christopher Quezada, a 1-year-old Latino, was found dead from asphyxiation 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 and Jude's father, Nicholas Christopher Quezada, 29, 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 Jude died from "asphyxiation—homicide.” Hernandez’s unborn child, a boy, was discovered during her autopsy Oct. 25 and pronounced dead then, said coroner’s Assistant Chief of Investigations Ed Winters.
Nicholas Quezada’s body was found in the bedroom, and his death was ruled a ...
Smith Fernando Garcia Rodriguez Jr., a 13-month-old boy, died Thursday, June 25, after he was beaten in the 14900 block of South Atlantic Avenue in East Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies discovered Smith after they received a call about a baby not breathing Sunday, June 7, about 4:25 p.m., according to a department news release.
The baby had visible injuries, according to the release, and at the hospital it was determined he had significant internal injuries. Deputies arrested the mother's boyfriend, Rodrigo Hernandez, that evening on suspicion of child abuse.
Hernandez, a 23-year-old Latino from Compton, lived with Smith’s mother and other children in the apartment.
Hernandez allegedly told deputies that he had struck the child multiple times, according to a department news release.
Smith was pronounced dead at 2:47 p ...
Eliza De La Cruz, a 24-day-old Latina from Long Beach, was pronounced dead on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, after her body was found in a dumpster in the San Diego County city of Imperial Beach, according to Long Beach Police investigators.
The baby was pulled from her mother’s arms around 6 the night before after a man broke into their Long Beach home in the 100 block of West 51st Street and shot her uncle, father and mother, Long Beach Police homicide Det. Mark Mattia said.
All three adults were hospitalized but survived the shootings. The next day, a man searching for cans to recycle in Imperial Beach found the infant’s body in a commercial dumpster in the 600 block of Palm Avenue, about 120 miles south of where she was abducted, according to the San Diego County coroner’s report.
Eliza was pronounced dead at the ...