A baby girl’s body was recovered Tuesday from the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, California. Currently, the father of the 1-year-old girl is in prison.
In a tragic incident on Tuesday, Dec 6, Leilani Dream Burley was murdered by her father, Jayveyon Louis Burley.
Sunday night, the Inglewood Police Department received a call about a missing child after the father of two children picked them up from their mother but returned home with only one.
Leilani’s grandmother was concerned by this. At about 10:45 PM, she contacted the police regarding her 1-year-old granddaughter.
Searches for the child began after the officers responded to the home. As a result of the investigation, police found the little girl’s remains in the Los Angeles River under the Ocean Boulevard Bridge, close to where the river empties into the bay.
There have been no details provided by authorities regarding the baby’s death, but her mother has spoken to multiple media outlets about her death.
Lynisha Hull, the baby’s mother, told KABC that Burley had appeared upset when he picked up their children, but his behavior didn’t alarm her.
According to her, “He came to my home to pick up my kids,” she added. “He was angry at the time but normal, though. He was normal. He didn’t look like he was panicked or anything at all.”
“My daughter was murdered by her father,” she told Eyewitness News. “He threw her off the bridge.”
Hull believes Burley threw her baby off a bridge into the river, according to ABC 7.
She told KABC, “My daughter was murdered by her father. He threw her off the bridge,” Hull told the outlet. “I don’t understand. Why would he do this to my daughter? I don’t understand. How can a father do this to their own child? Hull’s 3-year-old son was uninjured, according to reports.
Jayveyon Burley, 22, has been arrested and charged with murder and child endangerment.