Meet Gerardo Ordaz, who’s the Father of the Year, if anybody can ever sort out his Spanish-Language statement. He’s one of those immigrants that come here to inculcate family values in all you cold-hearted blue-eyed devils. (Actually if his name runs true to Mexican and Central American form, he could be Gerardo Mendoza. If that’s his real name and not just the usual alias on one of his Matriculas Consular). The NY Post:
Gerardo Mendoza Ordaz, 42, of Healdsburg, was heard yelling in the parking lot outside the Healdsburg Police Department headquarters at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Responding officers found a naked Ordaz holding his unresponsive, clothed and soaking wet daughter. She was rushed to a hospital, but did not survive, police told The Post.
A bare-ass man yelling at cops, holding a soaked and cold-graveyard-dead daughter. There’s a story in that, but it’s not going to be a happy one.
An autopsy has been scheduled, but investigators believe the girl was drowned intentionally, Healdsburg Police Chief Kevin Burke told reporters during a press conference Monday.
Burke said investigators believe Ordaz took his daughter and his 9-year-old son into the unlocked St. John the Baptist Church hours earlier, when they were believed to be the only people inside. Lt. Matt Jenkins told the Press Democrat that Ordaz, while accompanied by his son, submerged his daughter in the 1- to 2-feet-deep baptismal pool inside the church. The boy did not appear to have been harmed.
Which Press Democrat? Isn’t that all of ’em? That doesn’t narrow it down at all. Oh, wait, The “Press Democrat” is a paper out of Mendocino, California. It’s not just some generic press Democrat.
Ordaz gave investigators a detailed statement in Spanish, but Burke declined to elaborate or to discuss a motive for the alleged killing. Burke said Ordaz and his wife lived with their four children just outside Healdsburg, a town of roughly 11,000 residents about 75 miles west of Sacramento
The Press Democrat let the story drop and hasn’t followed it up, or you might say it pressed it into a baptismal font until it stopped struggling. If you’re a journalist in 2016, that’s what you do.