Long Beach, California – A young girl who lived at two locations in California as her parents shared custody and was reported missing over the weekend was found dead one day after the missing person report.
An Inglewood grandmother who was concerned about the safety of her 1-year-old granddaughter and contacted police to report the child missing received the worst possible news she could imagine. Authorities informed her the next day that the body of her granddaughter was found in the Los Angeles River in Long Beach below the Ocean Boulevard Bridge. The grandmother was further confused by the turn of events as her son was arrested as a main suspect in connection with the 1-year-old girl’s death.
Officers within the Inglewood Police Department responded to a call about an at-risk missing child at around 11 p.m. on Sunday in the 300 block of North Market Street. Upon arrival at the scene, the grandmother said she called police because she became concerned after her son showed up at their home with only one of the two children, a 3-year-old boy, whom he went to pick up from the children’s mother in Long Beach.
The Inglewood Police Department conducted a subsequent search, which eventually, with the assistance of the Long Beach Police Department’s Dive Team, led to the discovery of the infant’s body in the shallow water of the Los Angeles River in Long Beach on Monday.
Authorities interviewed the mother of the children, Lynisha Hull, who informed them that the father picks up both their children on Sunday nights and returns them to her on Wednesdays. She described him as overprotective of his children and someone who has never hurt them. She also told them that he was angry at the time he came to pick them up on Sunday.
The father, identified as Jayveyon Burley, 22, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder and child endangerment. He was booked into the Inglewood Police Department jail and is scheduled to appear in court today.
Authorities are still looking into this case and urging anyone who might have information regarding the homicide to call Inglewood Police Homicide Detectives at 310-412-5246. Those wishing to remain anonymous can leave a tip by calling 888-4127-463.
We are not revealing the identities of the children due to their age.