[UPDATED with Corrected Details:] Arlet Hernandez Contreras, Fernando and Emmanuel Limas, OC Homicides Nos. 12, 13, 14: Shazer Fernando Limas May Face Death Penalty
|Courtesy of Orange Police Department|
|Shazer Fernando Limas is suspected of killing his girlfriend and two children.|
The victims have been identified as Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31, and the couple's 2-year-old and 4-month-old sons.
A "suspicious circumstances" call to Orange Police came from the apartment manager at 3063 W. Chapman Ave., Orange. It was discovered that Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, moved out of the apartment on April 28. He was the subject of a manhunt due to the blood found in the unit.
His Nissan 350Z was spotted near Main Street and Macarthur Boulevard in Santa Ana Thursday afternoon, but when cops tried to pull the car over it sped off. That led to a high-speed chase on the southbound 405 and the southbound 5 before the Nissan came to a stop near the San Clemente border checkpoint just after 7:30 p.m.
The driver, who sat in the car for about a half hour before being detained, was identified as Limas. He was initially held at Orange's city jail, where he is said to have confessed to killing his girlfriend and children. He was transferred this morning to Orange County Jail in Santa Ana, where $1 million bail is being sought for triple homicide charges.
Police say Limas did not reveal what became of the bodies. Authorities were searching the dump in Brea this morning because that is where rubbish from bins at the Orange apartment is taken. No bodies were found as this post went live.
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