Carolyn Correa Surrenders

April 20th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by GD  

Carolyn Correa, 41, accused of kidnapping a 10 day old girl six years ago, turned herself in at Philadelphia and is being held for questioning by detectives. She walked into the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit office in downtown Philadelphia a little after 4.30 om with her attorney Jeffrey Zucker, according to reports.

Philadelphia Captain John Darby said, “We are pleased that this phase of a complex, protracted, and emotionally charged investigation has been completed with the subject’s arrest.”

Correa was wanted about the kidnapping of infant Delimar Vera who was asleep in her room when a fire broke out at her two-storey Philadelphia residence. Her mother Luz Cuevas ran into her room but did not find her. She had to ultimately leave the house when she was overcome by smoke and burns on her face with her other two children. The police initially thought that the infant was incinerated in the fire, caused by an overheated extension cord attached to a space heater. Cuevas did not believe that her daughter was dead and six years later she was struck with the resemblance of another child with herself and her other children at a birthday party. She took some strand of the girl’s hair and told her she was only removing bubblegum from the hair. DNA tests performed with the hair proved that she was indeed her daughter.

When the police had returned to Correa’s house she had fled leaving behind three other children. She has had multiple arrest warrants served in the past of charges including arson, kidnapping and concealing the whereabouts of a child.

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