Yesterday, On August 31, Patrol Officers were called to a Critical Missing case involving a five year old Latin female at 9505 Royal Lane.
Katherine Alejandra Gonzalez L/F/5, had been reported missing by her aunt, who had last seen her playing outside with her sisters around 11:30am. Katherine, along with her brothers and sisters were being watched by her uncle at the apartment complex while her parents were at work.
Police arrived and began searching the apartment complex for the girl.
I want to say that officers stated that many of the neighbors in this complex began searching for the child and everyone was extremely cooperative and helpful to our officers as we searched for Katherine.
People allowed officers access to their homes and cars and went out of their way to help.
A witness came forward to officers and stated that he saw Katherine walking with our suspect at around noon and observed the suspect and the victim together before she was reported missing.
The suspect, the witness, and family members were taken to Police HQ for interviews.
The medical examiner has made an initial cause of death to be strangulation.
As a result of this investigation, we have arrested and charged Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno L/M/ 7-8-1997 for the Capital Murder of Katherine Gonzalez. Mr. Sanches is the cousin of Ms. Gonzalez.
Aug 31, 2014 @ 21:30
The investigation into the death of the 5 year old female found in a vacant apartment at 9505 Royal Lane continues. This case is being investigated as a murder. The Dallas Police Department is asking the public for anyone with information on this offense to contact Detectives at 214-275-1300. The victim has been identified as Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez, L/F 8-24-2009.
Aug 31, 2014 @ 17:24
Today, at around noon, our officers were dispatched to the 9500 block of Royal Lane regarding a critical missing 5 year old Latin/female. The officers were given a description of the child. While canvasing the area, officers were told by maintenance of the apartment complex, that there are a lot of vacant apartments. The officers then started searching these vacant apartments and found the missing child deceased. An investigation by detectives has begun.