Arraignment Tuesday for man accused in three Orange County murders

Limas/Landfill

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One of the two landfills believed to hold the remains of two young boys believed to have been killed by their father.

An arraignment is scheduled Tuesday in Santa Ana for an Orange County man charged with killing his girlfriend and their two young sons.

It has been three months since the alleged murders, and the bodies of the two boys have still not been found.

Prosecutors have charged Shazer Fernando Limas with the murders of 1-year-old Fernando, 3-month-old Emmanuel and the boys' mother Arlet Hernandez Contreras, 31. Investigators believe the three were killed in their Orange apartment.

The mother's stabbed body was found under a tarp last April in an industrial area of Los Angeles County. She remained unidentified until Orange police checked with the county coroner.

In May, police used cadaver dogs to search for the boys, combing through two Orange County landfills where waste haulers dump trash from the family’s apartment complex. But the bodies of the two have, so far, not been found.

Limas is being held at the Orange County Jail without bail. He faces arraignment on three murder charges.

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