Bloody apartment leads to search for bodies of missing mom, 2 boys
Police are searching for the bodies of a woman and her two young sons, who they believe were slain by the woman’s boyfriend in Orange County.
Shazer Limas, 31, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of killing Arlet Hernandez, 31, and her two sons, a 2-year-old and a 3-month-old, after he led police on a high-speed chase on Orange County freeways, said Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department.
Authorities became suspicious of Limas after managers from his former apartment reported finding blood and other evidence in the unit he had just vacated. Limas lived in the unit with Hernandez.
After Limas was spotted near the border of Santa Ana and Costa Mesa on Thursday night, he led police on a freeway pursuit down the 405 and 5 freeways.
The pursuit ended in a standoff on Interstate 5 at Camp Pendleton, near the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The freeway was closed in both directions, backing up traffic for miles. After about an hour, Limas surrendered. He was unarmed.
The reason for the suspected killings is unclear, but the couple recently had some sort of altercation, Adams said.
He said police believe the three victims were killed inside of the apartment, possibly a week ago.
They were searching in Orange County and outer areas for the bodies, he said.
"I’m not sure exactly where, but investigators have certain locations they’re looking into," Adams said.
-- Esmeralda Bermudez
Photo: Shazer Limas. Credit: Orange Police Department