Mother in Custody After 3 Children Are Found Dead, Police Say

The children, who appeared to be under 5 years old, were found on Saturday morning in a Los Angeles apartment, the authorities said.,

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A mother was taken into custody in California on Saturday after her three children were found dead in a Los Angeles apartment, the authorities said.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call about a “possible death” at an apartment in the Reseda neighborhood at 9:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, the police said on Twitter.

Firefighters pronounced all three children dead at the scene, the police said, adding that the victims appeared to be under 5 years old. Their ages and genders were not released.

“We can confirm Liliana Carrillo is the mother of the three children who were killed, and she is considered the sole suspect in this case,” the police said. The police said on Twitter that the cause of death and a motive had not yet been determined.

The police said Ms. Carrillo, 30, was also being sought on Saturday afternoon in connection with the carjacking of a silver Toyota pickup truck in Bakersfield, Calif., about 100 miles north of Reseda.

She was taken into custody in the Ponderosa area of Tulare County, near the Sequoia National Forest, about 180 miles north of Reseda.

The Police Department’s juvenile and robbery-homicide divisions were investigating the deaths, the police said.

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