Shazer Fernando Limas' Girlfriend's Body Found, Two Children's Bodies Still Missing
Police said Saturday they located the body of the girlfriend of a Southern California man who led officers on a chase that shut down a busy freeway for an hour.
Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, was arrested early Friday following the chase on Interstate 5. He is suspected of killing his girlfriend, Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31, and the couple's two young boys.
Detectives found evidence in his apartment indicating that the victims were killed about three weeks ago and the bodies were dumped elsewhere.
Father killed children, put remains in trash, police say
When police arrived at a bloodied Orange apartment last Thursday, they say it was clear something was wrong.
The couple who lived on West Chapman Avenue with their two sons had moved out days ago. No one had been reported missing, and the move-out went without a hitch. Yet there was enough blood in the apartment that police quickly began a search for the four members of the family, including the father, Shazer Fernando Limas.
Father of missing boys charged with murder
Investigators said Monday that they have no leads on the whereabouts of two missing boys, even as prosecutors filed murder charges against their father and police prepared to resume a landfill search for their bodies.
Case Type: Endangered Missing
Emmanuel and Fernando were last seen on April 12, 2012. They are missing under suspicious circumstances.
"Limas had lived in that apartment with his girlfriend of about three years, Arlet Hernandez Contreras, and their two boys, police said. He moved out late last month; a cleaning company found blood on the floor, beneath the carpet and on the walls, Adams said."
"Prosecutors allege Limas stabbed Contreras and their two sons at their apartment on April 14. They base that, in part, on a hospital visit by Limas the next day to have surgery on a cut on his hand. Police have not recovered the knife used to kill Contreras."
Prosecutors say the slayings occurred April 14. One day later, Limas went to Long Beach Memorial Hospital for surgery on a cut to his hand. Then, in intervening days, he purchased supplies, including a tarp, from a local Home Depot. Police say that two weeks after he killed the family, Limas calmly gave the apartment keys back to property managers. Cleaning crews discovered the blood in the unit and alerted managers, who contacted authorities.
"Contreras' mother told NBC4 during a phone interview that she did not report her daughter missing because she contiued to receive text message from the victim after police say she was killed."
Search ends at landfill for missing boys
The search for the bodies of two young boys believed to have been killed by their father inside their Orange apartment has concluded without success at a Brea landfill, authorities said.
Investigators and cadaver-sniffing dogs searched the Brea landfill for several days for the bodies of the boys. Police said they had no specific evidence that led them to the landfill but were searching it on the theory that anything thrown out from Limas' apartment would end up there.
"We were confident at the end of the search that there wasn't anything there," Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams said, adding that investigators have not determined a specific location they will search next.
How very sad for the mom and those two little boys. Innocent victims of a cold-blooded killer who needs to be behind bars forever and then some.
Orange police continue landfill search for missing boys, believed murdered by their father
Police are searching a landfill again for the remains of two young boys they believe were killed by their father.
City of Orange investigators previously searched a Brea landfill for the bodies, but they’re now looking in Irvine.
He is one mean looking dude!!
How could anyone hurt two precious little babies like that?!! I bet drugs are involved.
Arraignment delayed for father of missing boys
SANTA ANA – The arraignment of a man charged with killing Arlet Hernandez Contreras and her two young sons was continued Wednesday to June 5.
The boys' father, Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, was arrested nearly three weeks ago and charged in the stabbing death of Contreras, 31, whose body was found under a tarp in a gutter in Los Angeles County.
Although the boys' bodies have not been found, Limas has also been charged with killing his two sons, Fernando, 1, and Emanuel, 3 months – with sentencing enhancements for multiple murders and for using a deadly weapon that could bring him the death penalty.
I think they are about done at the landfill in Irvine and AFAIK-they don;t know where else to look.
I hope the bodies of the boys are found. How could a parent murder their children and dispose of them like they were garbage. OMG The thought behind these words are too horrifically familiar. Heaven help us when this happens so frequently that we are not shocked and outraged.
Search for missing boys continues at Irvine landfill
Investigators are continuing to search an Irvine landfill for the bodies of two boys believed slain by their father, who is behind bars also accused of killing their mother.
Court date delayed in killing of mom, missing boys
The arraignment Tuesday of a man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and killing their two young sons was continued to June 26.
How sad! At least the boys can be happy with their mother up in heaven, safe from this monster.
Dad of missing boys pleads not guilty to killing family
A man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and killing their two young sons pleaded not guilty at his continued arraignment on Tuesday.
Shazer Fernando Limas, 32, is charged in the April 14 slaying of Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31, whose body was found under a tarp in a gutter in Los Angeles County. Authorities have searched for, but not found, the couple's children, Fernando, 1, and Emanuel, 3 months.
Emmanuel and Fernando added to Charley Project today: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._emmanuel.html
Thanks for posting that these boys have been added to The Charley Project.
I fear that these little babies will never be found unless Limas talks and it doesn't look like he will.
This is so sad.