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Brea landfill search fails to find bodies of missing boys

May 10, 2012 |  2:48 pm

Police have ended their search of an Orange County landfill for the bodies of two babies allegedly killed by their father.

Using cadaver dogs, investigators combed a Brea landfill for several days in search of the remains of Shazer Fernando Limas’ two sons. He is accused in their deaths, and the landfill was searched on the theory that he may have disposed of their bodies in his apartment dumpster.

Investigators found nothing, said Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department.

Limas, 31, was charged Monday with three counts of murder with special enhancements in the stabbing deaths of the boys and his girlfriend, Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31. Her body was found late last month in a La Puente gutter.

Authorities say the slayings took place in the family’s Orange apartment April 14, the day before Limas went to a Long Beach hospital for treatment of a cut on his hand. Two weeks later, when he moved out, cleaning crews discovered blood in the unit and contacted police.

Limas was arrested last week after leading police on a high-speed chase. He was paying child support to several women and was ordered in March to also start paying Contreras $284 a month in child support, according to court records.

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