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Arrest made in death of 2-year-old Compton girl

November 17, 2010 |  9:52 pm

A 29-year-old Compton man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of fatally beating his live-in girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Omar Zarate Gutierrez was charged with the murder of Leslie Ramirez, who was found dead Friday in the couple’s Compton apartment. Her body had traces of bite marks and bruises, and her scalp had raw sores and missing hair.

Detectives learned the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the abdomen, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Guillermina Saldaña.

Zarate Guitierrez, who is not the child’s father, was being held without bail.

-- Esmeralda Bermudez


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