Man accused of murder after 6-month-old daughter suffered fatal injuries in South Whittier

SOUTH WHITTIER — A 21-year-old man is accused of murder following the death of his 6-month-old daughter last week, authorities said Sunday.
Eduardo Orozco was being held without bail pending his initial court appearance, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
Detectives arrested him about 10 a.m. Saturday morning as they continued investigating the death of the baby, who was fatally injured nearly a week earlier in the 10800 block of Laurel Avenue, in an unincorporated county area south of Whittier, according to booking records and sheriff’s officials. His city of residence was withheld.
“Detectives have learned that on the evening of May 5, 2013, the baby was left in the care of the father,” Deputy Lillian Peck of the Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau said in a written statement. “She appeared to have suffered blunt force injuries during that time.”
The baby was taken to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later, Peck said.
Sheriff’s officials refused to release the name of the dead infant or provide the coroner’s case number associated with her death, “due to the nature of the investigation,” Deputy Mark Pope of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said. Without a case number, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said they were unable to locate the case in their files late Sunday, so the infant’s officials cause of death also remained unclear.
The handling detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau could not be reached for comment.
According to booking records, Orozco was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Whittier Superior Court.
No further information was released.

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