South Gate man sought in death of baby daughter
Authorities on Sunday were searching for a South Gate man wanted in connection with the death of his 10-month-old daughter.
Jose Deras, 20, was last seen driving a black, four-door 2008 Nissan Sentra with the California license plate 6FYB170, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Deras allegedly assaulted his wife and baby on Saturday around 5:40 p.m. at their home in the 5100 block of McCallum Avenue, according to the South Gate Police Department. Authorities said the infant died of blunt-force trauma.
Sheriff homicide detectives were later called to assist South Gate police in the death investigation.
Deras is described as a Latino man, about 5 feet 8 inches and 160 pounds, with a dragon tattoo on his right shoulder and skulls inked above it. He has curly black hair, a slight moustache and goatee.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500 or the South Gate Police Department at (323) 563-5400. Callers also can make anonymous tips by dialing (800) 222-8477.
-- Ruben Vives
Map: Shows location of Saturday 's incident in purple, as well as 36 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report
Photo: Jose Deras allegedly assaulted his wife and 10-month-old daughter in South Gate. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department