Missing baby Leylani Ordonez, 1, found dead as dad, 24, stabs her before killing himself
According to reports, Alexander Ordonez Barrios, who was stopped by the police, stepped out from the truck holding his bloodied one-year-old child
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ROSENBERG, TEXAS: The police have found the body of a one-year-old child who was kidnapped by her father on Tuesday, November 1 in Rosenberg. According to the Texas authorities Alexander Ordonez Barrios, 24, allegedly abducted his one-year-old daughter, Leylani Ordonez, on Tuesday, November 1. An Amber alert was issued for the toddler Leylani Ordonez after police chased down Alexander Ordonez Barrios, 24, who was driving a stolen truck. Leylani was covered in blood when the police found her.
As per reports by The US Sun, hours before the abduction, Barrios stole a tow vehicle belonging to his employer Ruben Salazar, a nearby tow shop owner, before allegedly stabbing him multiple times. Barrios had worked at the tow shop for around four months, according to Salazar's daughter who spoke with KTRKA.
Police said that Barrios broke into a nearby apartment building and snatched Leylani away from her babysitter. After the father fled with Leylani in the stolen tow truck, a high-speed chase ensued after Sugar Land Police located the stolen truck less than 24 hours later. The vehicle was eventually stopped in its tracks by the police after they deployed spike strips on the road.
To the horror of the officers, Barrios stepped out from the truck holding his bloodied one-year-old child. Leylani was allegedly stabbed by the father but the police were unsure of the precise moment when she was stabbed as she was already covered in blood when they first spotted her. "No amount of training can prepare you for this type of scene," said Rosenberg Police Department Lieutenant Suni Jugueta. After the vehicle was stopped, the father allegedly also stabbed himself, according to the police. Leylani and Barrios were transferred to the hospital, where they both died.
Salazar, the owner of the tow truck, is in stable condition at the hospital and is anticipated to fully recover. Since Leylani's kidnapping on Tuesday, November 1, police have been in communication with her mother, who has been assisting them.
In other news, MEAWW reported that Tempe valley has been plagued by "Baby Gabriel's" abrupt disappearance for more than ten years. The true-crime story centers on a young boy named Gabriel who vanished from Tempe in 2009 right after Christmas and has never been seen since. Elizabeth Johnson, who was thought to be the main suspect in the crime, was detained but later released for a lack of proof. Initially saying she had killed her son, Johnson later claimed she had given him to a couple in a park.