Pursuit Suspect To Be Charged In Murders Of His Girlfriend, Their 2 Sons
SANTA ANA (CBS) — Prosecutors Monday are expected to file charges against a pursuit suspect accused of murdering his girlfriend and the couple’s two sons.
Shazer Limas, 31, of Orange, was arrested Thursday night after leading authorities on a chase through Orange County.
Earlier that day, an apartment manager asked authorities to check on Limas’ girlfriend, 31-year-old Arlet Hernandez Contreras, after finding blood in the unit they shared.
Officers then located Limas in a parking lot near John Wayne Airport. He fled, leading authorities on a chase along the southbound 405 and 5 freeways before waging an hour-long standoff, which prompted the shutdown of Interstate 5 in both directions.
Contreras’ body, which was identified over the weekend, was found under a tarp in La Puente on April 25. A planned search of the Olinda Alpha landfill in Brea for the boys’ bodies was postponed Monday after authorities did not have access to cadaver dogs. Officials are scheduled to resume their search efforts Tuesday.
Court records show Limas filed a temporary restraining order against Contreras last April.
“I fear for my safety and well-being, but also for my property,” Limas was quoted saying in the documents.
“My main concern is that Arlet Hernandez Contreras is going to physically hurt herself and accuse me of doing so,” he also wrote in a letter last year.