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After Interstate 5 shutdown, Shazer Fernando Limas arrested on suspicion of murdering girlfriend, kids

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After a police chase that shut down Interstate 5 for a time Thursday night, a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend and their two children, though police haven't located their bodies. 

On Friday morning, police were searching a Brea landfill apparently in hopes of finding them.

Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on the 5 south of the San Onofre weigh station in San Diego County Thursday night. Police had been looking for him and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Arlet Hernandez, and their two boys since around noon Thursday. 

Police, who said they found "suspicious circumstances" in the Orange apartment the couple shared that indicated an alteraction had taken place, began to worry for the safety of Hernandez and her kids, who were 2 years and 4 months old, NBC LA reported. Police found Limas in a parking lot near John Wayne Airport on Thursday afternoon, and a chase ensued. After a standoff on the 5 near Camp Pendleton, Limas surrendered.

This story has been updated to indicate the children belonged to the couple.


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