7-month-old missing baby's body found in trash can

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A community is mourning after the body of a seven-month-old baby was found. 

Oklahoma City Police arrested the boy's father, Victor Minjarez, on Wednesday on complaints of first-degree murder after they found the baby's body in a trash can at Minjarez's residence at the 3000 block of Venice Boulevard in Oklahoma City. 

The death came just one week after officers said the father texted a friend, telling the mother she would never see her son again. 

Minjarez is also booked on complaint of unlawful disposal of human remains. OKC officers booked Minjarez in the Oklahoma County Jail. 

Minjarez was homeless and those living in northwest Oklahoma City believe he was likely hiding away in a vacant home. 

"That's a very tough situation," said OKCPD sergeant Gary Knight. "Not only for the family, it's toughest for them. But it's also tough for the investigators on these cases. The officers who found the child... they have kids of their own, small children. The homicide investigators have children. So it's a tough situation all around."

Police said it's common to see one parent steal a child from another, but said it's exceedingly rare to see parents kill their own children. 

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death. Anyone with information should call the homicide tip line at 405-297-1200. 

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