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Arrests made in kidnapping and death of 3-week-old Long Beach girl

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LONG BEACH (CBS 8/ CNS) - Four people, including an Oceanside man, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and death of a three-week-old Long Beach girl whose body was found in an Imperial Beach dumpster, police announced Wednesday.

Eliza De La Cruz was abducted Jan. 3 after several members of her family were shot in the Long Beach area. Her body was found the following day.

Police said Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian, 47, of Thousand Oaks; Anthony McCall, 29, of Oceanside; Todd Boudreaux, 43, of Fontana; and Charisse Shelton, 29, of Corona, were all arrested in connection with the case. Boudreaux and Shelton are accused of being accessories after the fact, but D'Milian and McCall have been booked on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy, police said.

"Someone goes out for babies to kidnap and they kill or attempt to kill the mothers it's unbelievable," said Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna.

Eliza's abduction, and the shootings of her parents and uncle in northern Long Beach, occurred about 5:50 p.m. Jan. 3 at the family's home in the 100 block of West 51st Street. The infant's body was found the following afternoon in a trash bin at a commercial strip mall in Imperial Beach. Her family members survived the shooting.

Police say D'Milian targeted women and their newborns.

“In my 29 years, I've never seen anything like this,” said Luna.

Police said Eliza's mother was walking home with her infant daughter from a bus stop at Del Amo and Long Beach boulevards, about 90 minutes before the shooting, when a woman in a black SUV pulled up next to them and asked about her baby.

"After a brief verbal exchange, the victim walked home," police said. "Later that day, a male suspect forced his way into the victim's home, shooting three adults and kidnapping baby Eliza."

Long Beach police previously released composite drawings of the woman and the gunman, as well as security video showing the SUV -- possibly a 2006 to 2011 Range Rover -- following the victims' bus.

On February 6, El Segundo police were called to a hotel room where a 23-year-old woman was severely beaten with a baseball bat while her 4-month old son watched. Police believe McCall was the attacker and fled without the baby.

In a news conference, the Long Beach Police Chief said they believe that woman was also targeted in the plot.

Police believe there are potential victims still out there by using a charity she claimed helped mothers and their newborns.

“She put out text messages and word to her friends that she had a non profit foundation and wanted to help young mothers looking for infants one to two months old to assist, and friends trying to find them,” said Lt. Loyd Cox, Long Beach Police Department.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday renewed a $25,000 reward being offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of the assailants.

*Long Beach originally reported Anthony McCall lived in Vista. The Department has corrected the error that he was arrested and lived in Oceanside.

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