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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Abuse Child Unit arrested a 27-year-old female for Child Endangerment Causing Great Bodily Injury.

On January 16, 2017, Four children, ages 2-8, were hospitalized in critical condition after being rescued from a burning home in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles, in the 800 block of West Manchester Avenue.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)- Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) detectives responded to the scene and investigated this case as a possible homicide as it was believed the children would not survive.

On March 27, 2017, Juvenile Division- Abused Child Section (ACS) detectives assumed the investigative responsibility of this case from RHD.

On April 03, 2017 Abuse Child Unit detectives arrested the mother, Jordan Chiquita, a-27-year-old female from Los Angeles. Ms. Chiquita was booked for Child Endangerment Causing Great Bodily Injury, bail set at $100,000.


Ms. Chiquita has ties to Las Vegas, Nevada and Abuse Child Unit detectives need the public's assistance with information about this family's travels to and from Las Vegas.

Juvenile Division- ACS is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations of abused children including but not limited to physical abuse, sexual abuse and murder. The ACS also conducts follow-up investigations on deaths of children less than 11 years of age, where the parent or guardian's neglect or action places the child in an endangered situation that results in death or great bodily injury.

Anyone with information can contact Abused Child Unit Detective Moses Castillo at 213-486-0586 or Officer Kristine Caldwell at 213-486-0884. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on"Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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