OAKMONT, Pa. (KDKA) – Alexis Herrera, the third suspect wanted in the death of 3-year-old Bella Rae Seachrist, turned herself into Allegheny County Police Headquarters on Thursday morning.
The details of the abuse that Bella Rae Seachrist endured and ultimately lost her life from are both disturbing and heartbreaking.READ MORE: 'Senseless Act': Man Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Deadly Crash Involving West Virginia Newlyweds
Herrera is the step-mother’s sister and police describe her as a Hispanic woman, 5’6″ tall, weighing 220 pounds.
According to the criminal complaint, Herrera had numerous videos and pictures of the severe abuse of the child on her cell phone.
There are also text messages between Herrera and her sister, Laura Ramirez, commenting and complimenting about locking the child in a closet.
Ramirez is in jail and so is the child’s father, Jose Eduardo Salazar-Ortiz.READ MORE: AP Source: Pittsburgh Pirates, Catcher Roberto Pérez Reach 1-Year Deal
All three are facing serious charges, including criminal homicide.
Earlier this month, first responders found the child not breathing in the 10th Street Oakmont home.
Police say she was located in a bathtub and appeared bruised and malnourished.
She later died at Children’s Hospital.MORE NEWS: Duolingo Doubling Office Space In East Liberty
A friend of the mother, Arika Simmers, told KDKA News that the mother was going through a tough time and the father had custody of the child.