OCEANSIDE–The father of a 7-year-old girl found dead with trauma to her upper body at an Oceanside home Wednesday was arrested by police, according to the Oceanside Police Department.
The suspect, Pedro Araujo, 27, was taken into custody by authorities. Motive of the killing was unknown.
Police said the incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the 3500 block of Las Vegas Drive.
The grandmother indicated she was called by her son to come to his residence and pick up his two children.
When she arrived, she could only retrieve her 6-year-old granddaughter. Araujo would not allow her to take her 7-year-old granddaughter, Mariah. She noticed blood on her son and called police.
When police and medics arrived and checked the residence for any injured party, they located the child in the bathroom deceased from upper body trauma.