Parents Arrested For 2013 Murder of Infant

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On May 30, 2013, Long Beach police officers responded to the 200 block of South Pine Avenue in regards to a 1-month-old infant that was not breathing. The infant was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office investigated the case as a suspicious death.

The results of the coroner’s investigation revealed the parents were responsible for the death of the infant. After a thorough investigation by Long Beach Homicide detectives, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

On March 27, 2014, The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office issued arrest warrants for both parents of the infant.

On March 31, 2014, Long Beach Homicide Detectives learned the parents were at an apartment in the City of Fresno, California. With the assistance of the Fresno Police Department, 32 year-old Nereyda Licon of Fresno and 28 year-old Joshua Licon of Fresno were arrested for murder and booked into the Fresno County Jail.

On April 1, 2014, Long Beach Detectives transported the Licons to the Long Beach Jail where they are both being held on $1,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

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