Father arrested after baby’s body found in river in California

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — A man has been arrested after his baby daughter’s body was found in a river in California.

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The Inglewood Police Department was contacted Sunday evening about a missing child, according to KABC. A father had reportedly picked up his two children from their mother’s house in Long Beach and then showed back up at his Inglewood house with only one of them.

According to KABC, the IPD was contacted by the suspect’s mother. She was concerned about her 1-year-old granddaughter, Leilani Dream Burley.

The man was identified as Jayveyon Burley, 22, according to KTLA. The IPD worked with the Long Beach Police Department in the investigation. They recovered the girl’s remains from the Los Angeles River. The remains were found just below the Ocean Boulevard Bridge in Long Beach.

Jayveyon Burley was arrested on Monday and is awaiting murder and child endangerment charges, according to KTLA. His bail is set at $215,000.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IPD at 310-412-5246. Anonymous tips can also be made through the 24-hour tip hotline at 888-412-7463.

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