Father arrested after baby in Oklahoma Amber Alert found dead

Published: Mar. 7, 2018 at 2:39 PM CST
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Authorities in Oklahoma City have discovered the body of a 7-month-old baby boy who had been the subject of an Amber Alert.

Oklahoma City police say authorities found the body Wednesday of Jody Minjarez. Earlier in the day, authorities had issued an Amber Alert, saying that the baby was believed to be in “imminent danger of bodily harm or death.”

Police said Thursday that the medical examiner’s office will determine the infant’s cause of death, but it’s considered a homicide.

The child’s father, Victor Minjarez, was jailed on complaints of first-degree murder and unlawful disposal of human remains. It was not clear whether Minjarez had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.


An Amber Alert has been issued for a seven-month-old Oklahoma boy.

Norman police say Victor Manuel Minjarez violently attacked the mother of his child and then fled the residence with their son, seven-month-old Jody Minjarez on February 23.

The child's mother obtained an emergency victim protective order that ordered the baby be returned to her.

Police say Victor Minjarez sent a text message to a friend telling her to tell the victim that she would never see her son again.

Based on this information, police believe seven-month-old Jody Minjarez is in imminent danger of bodily harm or death.

Minjarez is homeless and is unknown where he currently staying yet most likely in the Oklahoma City metro area.

He is driving a white 2008 Cadillac Escalade with the Oklahoma license plate #128-KNQ.

Anyone with information on Baby Jody or Victor Minijarez is asked to call the Norman Police Department at 405-321-1444.