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Vista man among suspects arrested in death of infant

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VISTA, Calif. -- A man from Vista, along with three other suspects were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and death of 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz of Long Beach.

The infant's body was discovered in an Imperial Beach trash dumpster in January.

FOX 5 was able to track down 29-year-old Vista resident Anthony McCall to a Vista apartment.

“I don’t know, he just gave me a weird feeling,” said a neighbor who did not wish to be identified.

Residents of the Sycamore Hills Village Apartments in Vista said they were shocked at the news of the arrests.

A woman who lives in the complex said she parks just two spots away from McCall.

“I wouldn’t have expected that from him, I was uncomfortable being around him but I certainly didn’t expect he’d be capable of that,” the woman said.

Long Beach police revealed details of a bizarre plot that investigators said led to the crimes. McCall is accused of helping a friend, Gisele D’Millan, carry out a plan to win back her boyfriend that involved finding a baby to kidnap and pawn off as her own.

According to surveillance video, investigators said McCall and his friend stalked the victim and the baby as they got off a public bus. The video shows a black Range Rover follow, stop and make contact with the victim. Just hours later, Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna said Anthony McCall showed up at the victims’ home.

“McCall forced his way into the home, shot three adults and kidnapped baby Eliza. The suspect fled the area with the child the next day baby Eliza’s body was found in a trash dumpster in Imperial Beach,” said Luna.

McCall’s neighbors say they hope baby Eliza gets justice and her family finds peace.

“You realize there are a lot of lost people out here capable of heinous sin,” said McCall’s neighbor.

McCall, who was booked for murder, kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy, is being held in Long Beach City jail. His bail amount was originally set at $1,000,000 but has changed to no bail.

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