Father arrested in death of 7-year-old daughter

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Police arrested an Oceanside man after discovering the body of his 7-year-old daughter in his home, the Oceanside Police Department said Wednesday.

Police said it happened at a house in the 3500 block of Las Vegas Drive in Oceanside.

Police identified the man as Pedro Araujo, 27. Investigators said Araujo’s mother came to pick up his children when she found him covered in blood. He would not reveal where the girl was and that’s when she called police.

Police said when they arrived at the house they found the 7-year-old girl’s body in a bathroom with major upper-body trauma.

Araujo was arrested by police in the neighborhood near Emerald Isle Golf Course Wednesday afternoon and taken to jail.

A 6-year-old girl was also in the home, was removed by authorities and is now safe with her grandmother.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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