LONG BEACH (CNS) - A 22-year-old Inglewood father was charged with murder Wednesday for allegedly killing his year-old daughter, whose body was found in the Los Angeles River in Long Beach.
Jayveyon Burley, 22, was also charged with assault on a child causing death. He made a brief court appearance at the Long Beach Courthouse Wednesday, but his arraignment was postponed until Jan. 10, according to the District Attorney's Office.
He remains jailed in lieu of $215,000 bail, according to county jail records.
According to police, Burley went to Long Beach on Sunday to pick up his two children, but he had only one child -- his 3-year-old son -- with him when he returned home to his mother's house in the 300 block of North Market Street in Inglewood. His mother grew suspicious and called police, leading to a search in which the year-old girl, Leilani Dream Burley, was found dead in the Los Angeles River near the Ocean Boulevard bridge.
Burley was arrested Monday.
The mother of Burley's children, Lynisha Hull, told ABC7 Tuesday that the suspect normally picks up the children on Sunday nights and brings them back on Wednesday. She said Burley was "angry" when he picked up the children on Sunday, but "he was normal."
"He didn't look like he was panicked at the time at all," she told the station.
"My daughter was murdered by her father," Hull said. "He threw her off the bridge."
Inglewood police asked anyone with information to contact investigators at 310-412-5246.