According to the children’s father and court records, the woman named Liliana Carrillo arrested in connection with the slaying of her three children at their San Fernando Valley apartment was involved in a volatile child custody dispute.
Authorities said Liliana Carrillo was arrested in Tulare County on Saturday after fleeing the scene and leading police on a long-distance chase in which she reportedly carjacked a pickup truck in Bakersfield.
The cause of death has yet to be determined, as well as a motive. At this time we are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in this case, a female Hispanic 30 years old named Liliana Carrillo. pic.twitter.com/cbwPSuldvh
The children were 6-months-old, 2-years-old, and 3-years-old, according to CBS Local. The children were stabbed to death, according to several news sources, but the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that the cause of death is still unknown.
On April 10, 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department wrote on its Twitter page, “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.”
Carrillo was the subject of a huge manhunt by police. She was eventually apprehended in Tulare County’s Ponderosa area.
The Los Angeles Police Department issued another statement on Twitter, writing, “The cause of death has yet to be determined, as well as a motive. At this time we are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in this case, a female Hispanic 30 years old named Liliana Carrillo.”
Today at about 9:30 AM, West Valley Patrol Officers responded to the 8000 block of Reseda Blvd for a radio call involving a possible death at one of the apartments. The officers went inside an apartment and discovered 3 children at scene.
In a later update, police said, “Liliana Carrillo has been taken into custody in the Ponderosa area of Tulare County.”
“We are receiving reports that she just committed a carjacking in the Bakersfield area and might be driving in a stolen Silver Toyota pickup license J258T0. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 213-486-6890 or email [email protected]”
Detienen a mujer hispana como sospechosa del asesinato de sus tres hijos. Se sabe que la mujer sospechosa, identificada como Liliana Carrillo, había sostenido un disputa con el padre de sus hijos por la custodia. Las autoridades advierten que se investiga su estado mental. pic.twitter.com/3n1RQBr6Dr