BELLFLOWER, Calif. (FOX 11) - A missing Northern California man has been identified as a person of interest in the death of an infant found dead behind a mortuary in Bellflower, who was identified Tuesday as the missing man's daughter.
Alexander Echeverria, 22, is considered a person of interest in the death of 8-month-old Alexia Rose Echeverria, whose body was discovered Monday morning behind a mortuary in Bellflower. An autopsy was pending, so there was no immediate word on how the child died, however, detectives believe she died in Sacramento.
Echeverria was reported missing by family members on Monday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. At the time, he was believed to be traveling with Alexia, deputies said.
Echeverria is believed to be driving a gray 2014 Volkswagon Jetta with California license number 7FFT866. He currently resides in the 6300 block of Requa Way in South Sacramento.
The little girl was found in a car seat partially covered by a blanket behind the mortuary, according to the sheriff's department. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Echeverria is considered at-risk due to suicidal statements made to family members recently.
He was last seen in Southern California early Monday morning. The Sacramento Sheriff's Office is currently working with local and federal agencies to identify the whereabouts of Alexander.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Alexander Echeverria is urged to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP.