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News Release

Friday, April 5, 2002

Media Relations

Father Arrested In Suspicious Death Of His Daughter

"Father Arrested In Suspicious Death Of His Daughter"

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday, March 31, 2002, a five month old infant female was transported to Northridge Hospital by an LAFD Ambulance from a residence in Van Nuys. The infant was pronounced dead on arrival.

On Thursday, April 4, 2002, an autopsy conducted by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office revealed evidence of inflicted trauma. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Abused Child Unit conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of the child's father.

Steven Lopez, age 19, has been booked for murder and the investigation is continuing. He is being held at Van Nuys Jail and bail has been set at one million dollars.

This press release was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



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