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Police Search for Bodies of Missing Babies in Dump

Shazer Fernando Limas is suspected of killing his wife and their two children. The mother's body was found but police believe the 4-month-old and 2-year-old may have been dumped in a Brea landfill.

Police investigators and dogs searched a huge landfill today for the bodies of two baby boys believed to have been slain by their father.

Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams said at midafternoon that the search of the Brea landfill was likely to continue until sunset.

"The search is not due to any new tips or information," Adams said.

"This is just us being proactive because garbage from that apartment is dumped here."

Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, remained jailed today for suspicion of killing his wife, Arlet Hernandez Contreras, whose body was found April 25 in La Puente. She had been stabbed to death, and only identified by Los Angeles County coroners late Friday.

Her body was found in East Valinda, near the junction of the Pomona (60) and San Gabriel (605) freeways, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported. County workers were cleaning an area near MacLaren Street and Alderton Avenue -- a place known for trash dumping -- when they found a strange tarp that had a putrid odor.

They called sheriff's deputies, who uncovered the body. There was no explanation why it took so long for her remains to be identified.

Limas, arrested Friday, is suspected of killing her in the family's apartment in Orange at 3063 W. Chapman Ave., police said.

The couple's two boys, 2-years-old and 4-months-old, are also believed to be dead, but Limas has refused to cooperate with detectives and explain what happened to them, Adams said.

Early reports indicated a blood trail from the apartment to a trash chute led detectives to search the Brea Landfill, where garbage from the apartments is dumped. But an initial search turned up no signs of the boys.

Limas is in custody of Orange police.

mari torres May 07, 2012 at 11:26 AM
My prayers goes out to the boys..
lydell wright May 07, 2012 at 12:08 PM
I pray that the boys,r fine and in gods hands.i have son"s myself.everyone should focus on prayer ,and not hate.lydell.w
Loren Stark May 07, 2012 at 04:45 PM
One comment stated that they wish if guilty that he gets the death penalty. I have a better punishment. If there is any videos available of the boys and their mother put together a vid on a loop. Incarcerate this "man" in solitary confinement and play the loop 24 hours a day. My prayers to this family.
Marie Dee May 10, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I was really interested in this whole story, saddened, definitely, and horrified none the less. I pray for the Mother and the two little angels Involved. I grew up near where they found her body, its very tragic. I was curious to see if the suspect had a Facebook page, and to my disgusted dismay, he did. And his , I'm going on assumption, "Girlfriend" in the recent pics was not the victim.. it is insane, it leaves a lot of empty holes. I don't see how anyone can kill. Hell on earth..
Kevie May 11, 2012 at 05:41 PM
You all are nuts for praying to a god who lets this shit happen.

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