Homicide at 4220 Independence Drive

UPDATE: Video of the attack on Gina Elder.

 

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Original Post: May 8, 2019

Leo Sowell

Suspect: Leonard Jerome Sowell

On May 7, 2019 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Dallas Police responded to a disturbance call at the Super 7 Inn located at 4220 Independence Drive. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Gina Elder, a 40-year-old black female, unresponsive in the parking lot. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Video surveillance showed the victim in a physical altercation with a suspect, who was later identified as Leonard Jerome Sowell, a 36-year old black male. The suspect, who is now wanted for murder, fled the location on foot prior to the arrival of the officers. The Homicide Unit responded to the location, along with the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office.

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the location of Leonard Sowell to call 911. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Loeb with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3702, or jeffrey.loeb@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #090638-2019.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.