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Baby orphaned after mother stabbed

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A 1-year-old girl is orphaned after her mother is stabbed to death Saturday afternoon.

A family friend was expecting them at a picnic. She learned of the tragedy when they didn't show up. "Their next point was coming to the picnic, and they never made it," said Clare Vazquez. "We wondered where they were."

Deputies say 33-year-old Aniel Escobar got into a fight with his ex-girlfriend, but instead killed her twin sister, Arisley Rojas, inside their home on Florida Street Saturday afternoon.

According to arrest reports, Escobar threatened to kill everyone in the home.

Police say Arisley tried to run away, and he stabbed her in the neck in front of her 1-year-old daughter, Lisandra. Now, the little girl won't remember her mother.

"Lisandra needs to know that her mom was an incredible woman," described Vazquez. "She loved her dearly, and she did everything she could for her. She went above and beyond anyone's expectations.

A family friend says the victim's twin sister, who survived the attack, will raise little Lisandra. "Her twin sister looks just like her. You stare at her, you feel like you're staring at Arisley," said Vazquez.

Escobar vanished for hours. An intense search into the night ended with results early Sunday morning. It was a tip that led police to a boat impound lot in West Palm Beach.

They sent out the sniffing dogs and went inside this fence. They say their man was hiding in a boat. "He's been caught. Thank God he's been caught, and it will be ruled in court," said Vazquez.

As for Arisley, we've learned she worked at Cintas Uniforms off Okeechobee Boulevard. Coworkers are expecting a lot of tears Monday for the woman who they never saw cry. "Every morning she had a beautiful smile no matter what was going on outside in her life," Vazquez concluded. "She had the best smile ever."

The other woman who survived Saturday's attack is currently not being identified because there is an alleged sexual assault.

Rojas' employer has set up a trust fund for the victim's child. You can donate at Flagler Bank located at Florida Mango Road and Forest Hill Boulevard and give the little girl's name, Lisandra Segura Revalo.

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