Missing Southern California Mother Found Dead Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Brittney Steenbergen was reported missing by one of her children on Tuesday.

A manhunt is underway after a Southern California mother who had been missing for days was found dead near the US-Mexico border.

Authorities are searching for Adel Hussein in the death of Brittney Steenbergen, the Tulare County sheriff’s office said Friday.

Hussein is Steenbergen’s estranged live-in boyfriend and the father of her children.

The mother of four and Hussein were reported missing in Plainview, California, on New Year’s Eve. One of their children called 911 from their home saying both Steenbergen and Hussein appeared to be missing, the sheriff’s office said.

When detectives arrived to the home, they learned that “a possible domestic violence incident” had occurred, the agency said on Thursday.

Steenbergen’s body was found Wednesday over 300 miles south of Plainview in a rural area of Imperial County, which is along border with Mexico.

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SOURCE: CNN, Nicole Chavez