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Police resume search for bodies of two boys believed killed by dad

May 8, 2012 |  9:26 am

 

Orange police are continuing their search for the bodies of two infants that authorities allege were killed by their father.

“We are planning to search the landfill in Brea with cadaver dogs and investigators again on Tuesday morning,” said Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department.

Police suspect Shazer Fernando Limas disposed of the bodies of his 1-year-old and 3-month-old sons in his apartment building's dumpster in Orange. The body of his girlfriend, Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31, was found April 25 in a La Puente gutter.

Limas, 31, was charged Monday with three counts of murder with special enhancements. All three victims were believed stabbed to death.

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.

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