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Mother's stabbed body found at morgue, landfill search resumes for sons (Update)

via Orange Police Department

Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, is accused of murdering his girlfriend and two children. He was arrested by police on suspicion of a triple homicide Thursday night.

Detectives and dogs are searching the Olinda Alpha landfill in Brea again for the bodies of two boys believed to be killed by their father. The missing mother's stabbed body was discovered Friday at the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Arlet Hernandez Contreras and her sons (2 years old and 4 months old) went missing last month. The 31-year-old mother's stabbed body had been unidentified since it was found under a tarp in an industrial area on April 25. 

Contreras' boyfriend, Shazer Fernando Limas, was arrested Thursday by the California Highway Patrol following a chase that shut down Interstate 5 in both directions. He is suspected of killing the three.

Officials searched the dump last week without finding any evidence in the case. Monday's search will continue throughout the day, said Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams.

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Missing mother and kids not found in landfill, suspect questioned

via Orange Police Department

Shazer Fernando Limas, 31, is accused of murdering his girlfriend and two children. He was arrested by police on suspicion of a triple homicide Thursday night.

The bodies of a mother and two young children were not found in a landfill searched by police on Friday.

31-year-old Shazer Fernando Limas was arrested Thursday by California Highway Patrol following a chase that shut down Interstate 5 in both directions. He is suspected of killing his girlfriend, 31-year-old Arlet Hernandez, and their two boys (age 2 and 4-months-old).

Police, who had been trying to locate the family since noon on Thursday, ended their search of the Olinda Alpha landfill in Brea on Friday morning without finding any evidence in the case, Orange Police Sergeant Dan Adams told KPCC's Ed Joyce.

There was "no specific information that led us up there," said Sgt. Adams. Trash from the couple's Orange apartment complex, however, ultimately winds up in the OC landfill. 

"We were just trying to be proactive in our investigation," he said of the search that lasted overnight and into Friday morning. 

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