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7-year-old found dead in Oceanside home, father arrested

Posted at 12:57 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 18:59:19-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - A 7-year-old was found dead inside an Oceanside home Wednesday morning, leading to the arrest of her father, police say.

According to Oceanside Police, the suspect's mother was called to the home on the 3500 block of Las Vegas Drive around 11 a.m. to pick up the suspect’s two children.

When the woman went inside to pick up the children, she noticed blood on her son, Pedro Araujo, 27, police say.

After leaving the home with one of the children, a 6-year-old girl, police say the woman called 911.

Police arrived and, after searching through the home, found the body of the 7-year-old girl.

Araujo was arrested and taken into custody, police say.

"I'm shocked," said neighbor Tina Torres of the crime scene in her neighborhood. "When I left the house this morning, everything was calm."

"It's very sad," Torres added.