An 8-month-old found dead in a car seat outside a mortuary has been identified as the daughter of a missing man who made suicidal statements to his family.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that it found the child Monday morning. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene and authorities are investigating the cause of death.
The baby has been identified as Alexia Rose Echeverria, the daughter of Alexander Echeverria, 22, of Sacramento, who is missing and suffers from depression, according to NBC affiliate KNBC. The man was reported missing Monday and was believed to be traveling with his daughter.