8-week-old Victim in Murder Suicide

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On September 13, 2016, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a possible attempt suicide call in the 1500 block of Park Avenue.

Upon arrival officers found two individuals unconscious and not breathing suffering from apparent stab wounds to their upper torsos. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and determined the subjects deceased at the scene.

Further investigation found that the incident was an apparent murder suicide. Homicide detectives were requested and responded to handle the investigation.

The victim has been identified as 8 week old Shane Ventanilla. The individual responsible for his death and then taking her own life is the mother, 36 year old Charlene Ventanilla.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia and Don Goodman at (562) 570-7244.

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