Following the death of his one-year-old daughter, a California father was arrested on murder charges.
Jayveyon Burley, 22, was arrested after authorities discovered his deceased daughter, Leilani, in the Los Angeles River below the Ocean Boulevard Bridge, the Inglewood Police Department said, according to FOX 11.
Officers arrived at the home of Burley’s mother, with whom he lives, around 11 p.m. on Sunday after she called to report a missing person. His mother informed officers that her son had left for Long Beach to retrieve his two children from their mother. When he returned to Inglewood, he had only one of the children with him.
Inglewood and Long Beach Police worked together to find Leilani’s corpse on Monday.
The child’s mother, Lynisha Hull, said on Instagram that Burley refused to disclose to her where the little girl was. “Don’t worry about it she’s fine,” he said, according to Hull.
Burley was arrested on suspicion of murder and child endangerment on Monday, according to police. He was booked into the Inglewood Police Department Jail. His bail is set at $215,000, and he is due in court on Wednesday.
The case is still under investigation.