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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Sunday February 17th, 2019 :: 11:27 a.m. PST


Homicide & Crimes Against Children Detectives arrest Alfonso Ornelas following the death of his 6 month old child

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:44 a.m.

INCIDENT: Murder Investigation

LOCATION: 35000 block of Persimmon Ave., Yucaipa

VICTIM: 6-month-old female

SUSPECT: Alfonso Ornelas, 28 years old, resident of Yucaipa


On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at approximately 11:44 a.m., Yucaipa deputies responded to a medical aid call with a six-month old child not breathing. A deputy arrived and began lifesaving measures until medical aid arrived. The baby was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center and doctors continued lifesaving measures until she was pronounced deceased at 6:41 p.m.

Detectives with the Crimes Against Children and Homicide Detail responded to conduct the investigation. Following their investigation, the baby’s father, Alfonso Ornelas was arrested for Murder and Assault on a child causing great bodily injury/death. No other details are being released at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Julius McChristian at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or

Refer: Detective Julius McChristian or Sergeant A.J. Gibilterra

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 141900507 H#2019-015

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Emergency: 9-1-1

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