A man in California is facing charges with five murders following an investigation into the discovery of a baby’s remains by a fisherman.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday that Paul Allen Perez has been charged with the mass murder of his five young children.
“This case revealed unspeakable evil,” said Yolo County Sheriff Tom Lopez. “In my 40 years in law enforcement, I cannot think of a case more disturbing than this.”
Perez was about to be released from Delano State Prison on an unrelated case when he was arrested on suspicion of murdering five of his babies over several years.
In 2007, a fisherman found the remains of a baby in a Yolo County waterway and contacted police. It took 12 years before the child could be identified as the property of Paul Allen Perez.
“In October 2019, the child was identified through DNA comparison as Nikko Lee Perez,” said Matt Wirick, public information officer for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators discovered the baby was born in Fresno in 1996 and had four other siblings. One of the siblings, Kato Allen Perez, was born in 1992 and is also known to have passed away.
The remains of the other three babies are being sought by the FBI. Investigators said the victims were born between 1992 and 2001 and were all under six months old when they were allegedly killed.
Police said the babies were killed through torture and “in wait.”
Perez was charged in 2020 with five counts of aggravated murder and several counts of criminal accessory. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
“The nature of this crime is absolutely heartbreaking and deeply disturbing, and as you know, law enforcement has problems with cases involving children,” Wirick said.
Lopez added that the investigation is ongoing.
Perez is scheduled to appear in court in January.
Here is a local news report about the incident:
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