A MOTHER has been arrested in California after her three young children were found stabbed to death inside an apartment in Reseda.
Liliana Carrillo, 30, was captured by LAPD investigators just after 2pm local time in the Tulare County community of Ponderosa - around four hours north of where her three children were found dead.The children's mother Liliana Carrillo, 30, is seen above Los Angeles Police investigate the scene of a crime at the Royal Villa apartments complex in Reseda on SaturdayCredit: AP:Associated Press Police said that all three of the victims were under the age of five years old and had each suffered fatal stab woundsCredit: AP:Associated Press
Hours earlier, at around 9.30am, the children's grandmother found the three minors dead in a home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Reseda and called 911.
Police said that all three of the victims were under the age of five years old and had each suffered fatal stab wounds.
Investigators were unable to locate their mother, Carrillo, for several hours and a manhunt was launched.
She was initially named a person of interest in the case, but has since been deemed the lead suspect in the triple murder.
Investigators believe she committed a carjacking in the nearby area of Bakersfield at around 1pm.
That vehicle was described to be a Toyota pickup truck with the license number J258TO.
Police said they believed the incident was linked to the toddlers' deaths.
Around an hour later, Carrillo was taken into custody. Details of her arrest were not immediately available.Police are seen outside of the home where the three young children were found dead on SaturdayCredit: Citizen App When police arrived on the scene they found the three minors dead with stab woundsCredit: Google Maps
An investigation remains ongoing, and police have not yet given any information regarding a possible motive.
"We don't know the background of the family...we're just trying to this puzzle together at this time," Lt. Anthony Cato said in a statement.
The relationship of Carrillo to the victims was first reported by ABC7 .
It's currently unclear if she lived at the home where her children were found dead.
It's also unknown at this time if she has a criminal record.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the LAPD by phone at (213) 486-6890 or email at email@example.com.
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