BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WWLP) — A 6-year-old girl, who police said was taken by her father following the deadly stabbing of her mother, was found and now in DCF custody. Her father faces several charges, including murder.
Pennsylvania State Police reported late Friday morning that Aylin Hernandez had been located, and the suspect in the case was arrested. The arrest was made following a car crash on Interstate 99 in Benner Township, Pennsylvania, which is near State College.
Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald told 22News that Hernandez was believed to have been taken following a stabbing in a basement apartment at 69 Greenwood Street in Bridgeport, early Friday morning. The girl’s mother, 26-year-old Nidia Gonzalez, died as a result of the stabbing, while another woman was in the hospital, but expected to survive.
Fitzgerald had said that following the stabbing, Hernandez was taken by her father, Oscar Hernandez. He was in police custody in Pennsylvania, and now charged with murder for Gonzalez’s killing.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports that Oscar is a convicted felon from El Salvador, and had been deported from the United States in 2013.