SAN ANTONIO -- Tragedy has hit a San Antonio family after their little girl was found dead inside an abandoned industrial microwave oven.
Six-year-old Becky Herrera, the daughter of a San Antonio police officer, went missing Saturday night from her eastside home.
Police said dozens of officers and neighbors fanned out from the home on Wild Oak Drive at around 6:45 p.m. to look for the child.
Blue Eagle was launched to assist in the search.
The girl's 10-year-old brother found the girls body trapped in a microwave in the backyard.
The little girl, who was born premature, was considered a miracle baby. Family members believe it was her small size that enabled her to fit into the microwave in the first place.
"The oven was standing upright. They think the child picked up the door, scrambled inside to play hide-and-seek or something, and then the door must have closed, locking her inside," said Lee Baca, the uncle of Herrera.
The child's death is being treated as accidental.
The father of the child is a SAPD bike officer.
A memorial fund has been set up at Broadway Bank in the name of Rebecca Maria Herrera.