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South Gate Man Wanted In Death Of His 10-Month-Old Daughter

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(Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

(Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

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SOUTH GATE (CBS) — Authorities are searching for a 20-year-old South Gate man in connection with the death of his 10-month-old daughter.

LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Lillian Peck Says Officials Want To Question Jose Deras

Jose Deras is believed to be driving a black, four-door Nissan Sentra with California license plate 6FYB170, sheriff’s deputies said.

His baby daughter died of unspecified “blunt force trauma” amid a fight Deras got into with his wife Saturday afternoon at their home in the 5100 block of McCallum Avenue, according to sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker.

Deras was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. He has a dragon tattoo on his right shoulder and skulls on his upper right back, deputies said. He has long, curly black hair, a slight mustache and a goatee.

Anyone with more information as to Deras’ whereabouts was urged to call detectives at (323) 890-5500, or South Gate police at (323) 563-5400.

Anonymous tips can be left with Crimestoppers by calling (800)222-TIPS (8477), or texting to CRIMES (274637), starting with TIPLA. Tips also can be left at: http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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