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Father arrested in killings of 5 of his infant children

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Published: Jan. 27, 2020 at 4:56 PM CST
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WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - A California father has been arrested in the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case the sheriff said has haunted his department.

It began when an infant's body wrapped in a Winnie the Pooh blanket was found in 2007 by a fisherman in a Northern California irrigation slough.

The Yolo County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 57-year-old Paul Perez was arrested in the deaths of his children born between 1992 and 2001.

Authorities ran the child's DNA through an expanded database to locate a match with Perez. He was arrested at a California state prison in Delano where he was serving time for unrelated offenses.

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