L.A. Couple Arrested Trying to Smuggle Daughter’s Corpse into Mexico

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The couple was arrested Thursday after Mexico border authorities inspected the couple's belongings and found the corpse (Los Periodistas)
The couple was arrested Thursday after Mexico border authorities inspected their belongings and found the girl’s body, according to police聽(Los Periodistas)

Espa帽olThe parents聽of a girl were arrested this week after trying to smuggle her dead body over the border from聽the United States into M茅xico.

Johnny Lewis Hartley and Mercy Mary Becerra were caught by San Diego Police attempting to cross the border with the body of their two-year-old daughter near Tijuana.

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It is unclear what was the girl’s cause of death.聽The 39-year-old man and 43-year-old聽woman of聽Whittier, California allegedly murdered the girl, though聽San Diego Police reportedly said they are still working on the case.

Around noon on Tuesday, August 9, Mexican authorities contacted the San Diego Police to inform them聽of the arrest of a man carrying the body of a child in a suitcase, according to a statement from the San Diego Police.

Once US agents arrived at the San Ysidro border crossing, where they established communication with Mexican officials.

The man was reportedly denied entry into M茅xico and was delivered to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, where homicide detectives later arrived and took the child’s body to a nearby Forensic Office.

At that time, Becerra fled while her husband聽was arrested with the suitcase, which was X-rayed and discovered to be containing a human body.

She was shortly captured and arrested, according to San Diego Police.

Source:聽L贸pez D贸riga Digital

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