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:

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Comments (7)
  1. Really says:

    Friggin’ animal.

  2. notlovinLA says:

    uh… Did anyone think to check MEXICO?! That’s where all the cowards hide.

  3. Todd says:

    Thanks for canceling that virtual border fence, Janet Napolitano. We need more people like this in the United States. We don’t have nearly enough. (I give up. I honestly do.)

    1. Efrain says:

      Hmm… So how do you keep Americans who do this out of the United States? Every race has it’s sick animals. Don’t be so ignorant…

  4. jeannie dare says:

    While the men man be monsters, isn’t it time for woman to stop having babies with them and putting the children in jeopardy?

    1. headjazz says:

      Women have babies with these men to live off them through welfare, duh!

      1. carla says:

        how typical, a man thinks this is a womans fault! haa come on dude!

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