Long Beach Police Release Video Related To Unsolved Slaying Of Mother And Daughter
Long Beach police released surveillance footage Monday related to the slayings of Carina Mancera and her 4-year-old daughter Jennabel Anaya last month in downtown Long Beach. According to the L.A. Times, the video shows a man the police would like to question, although investigators fear he may have left the state.
The mother and her young daughter were shot and killed while walking home in a densely populated area on August 6. The pair were about a block and half away from their apartment at the time of the shooting. They were accompanied by Luis Anaya, Jennabel's father and Mancera's longtime boyfriend, who was not hurt during the incident.
An unknown assailant appeared at the intersection of Locust Avenue and East 9th Street at around 10:20 p.m. that night and opened fire on Mancera and her daughter. Long Beach Homicide Sgt. Robert Woods characterized the attack as "close range and very brutal," according to the L.A. Times.
Luis Anaya, who was across the street at the time of the incident, told the Long Beach Press-Telegram that the man also shot at him before fleeing on foot. Mancera was pronounced dead at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department personnel, and her daughter was transported to a local hospital before she was pronounced dead early the next morning, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department.
The Times reports that while police were able to rule out any gang connections to the killings, no other possible motives have been uncovered.
Update [4:20 p.m.]: The Long Beach Police Department has made the video available online: