2100 Block of Illinois Avenue Homicide Investigation – Suspect Arrested


On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at approximately 6:50 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance emergency with an ambulance call at 2119 W. Illinois Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim Telesfora Saldivar, a 69-year old Latin female, sitting on a couch with severe trauma to her head.  Dallas Fire-Rescue responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  While officers were investigating the scene, suspect Adrian Gonzalez, a 35-year old Latin male, was taken into custody.

Suspect Gonzalez was transported to the Dallas Police Headquarters and was interviewed by a detective.  The suspect waived his rights and admitted to assaulting the victim.  After the interview, he was transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with Murder, a 1st-degree felony, on case number 095652-2019.