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Police to search Irvine landfill for two boys' bodies

May 16, 2012 |  7:12 am

Shazer Fernando LimasAuthorities planned to continue searching an Irvine landfill Wednesday for two young boys believed to have been killed by their father more than a month ago.

Police began focusing their attention on the landfill after a previous search of a Brea landfill came up empty.

Investigators believe Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, is responsible for the death of his girlfriend and their 1-year-old and 3-month-old children. He was arrested May 3 after leading police on a high-speed chase for more than an hour and was later charged with three counts of special circumstances murder, which make him eligible for the death penalty.

His girlfriend's body was located in the L.A. County morgue April 25 after being found in a gutter in La Puente. Prosecutors believe Limas stabbed his girlfriend and the children in their upscale apartment in Orange on April 14.

Police originally scoured the Brea landfill for the children's bodies, but began searching an Irvine landfill Tuesday morning after investigators learned that trash from Limas' apartment complex is funneled to both locations, said Sgt. Dan Adams with the Orange Police Department.

He said it was likely cadaver dogs will continue the search until Friday, but cautioned it will be difficult.

"The trash from a month ago could be 20 feet deep," he said.


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Photo: Shazer Fernando Limas. Credit: Associated Press