Endangered Person Now Homicide: Marisol Espinosa

Update – July 13, 2017:

On July 12, 2017, Faustino Lara Valdez was taken into custody in Francisco Madero, Durango, Mexico by Mexican authorities. These officials, working in close coordination with the FBI legal attaché office at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, took Valdez into custody without incident.

Valdez is wanted for the death of his ex-girlfriend Marisol Espinosa. He will be transferred from his FBI escort to members of the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit.

After debriefing at police headquarters, Valdez will then be placed in the Dallas County Jail charged with Ms. Espinosa’s murder.  

Update – December 29, 2016 @ 2:28 PM:

The Dallas Police Department announces that a Murder warrant has been issued for Faustino Valdez in connection with the death of Marisol Espinosa.

If anyone has information concerning this case or the suspect, they should immediately call 911 or Homicide Detective C. Shelton, at 214-283-4900. This investigation is still active and ongoing. This is the only information being released at this time.

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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Update – March 8, 2016 @ 6:00 PM:

The Dallas County Medical Examiner has identified the remains found at 2900 Dowdy Ferry Road on Sunday, March 6th as belonging to Marisol Espinosa.

In light of the identification made, the Dallas Police Department has reclassified the investigation into Marisol Espinosa’s disappearance as a homicide investigation.  We still await the determination as to a cause and manner of death from the Medical Examiner.  We will release additional information as it becomes available and appropriate to do so.

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Update: January 5, 2016

Below is a timeline of the investigation and its progression:

December 12, 2015 – Espinosa, mother, and kids moved in with ex-boyfriend after their house caught fire 

December 29, 2015 – Youth Ops began investigation as Want to Locate

December 29, 2015 – January 1, 2016 – Interviewed family/friends

January 1, 2016 – Increased to Critical Missing/Endangered Person when vehicle was found 

January 1, 2016 – Present –

  • Crimes Against Persons Division was added to the investigation to interview possible witnesses, gather evidence etc.
  • DPD personnel continued searching various areas with assistance from the Helicopter Unit, K-9, Mounted, and Patrol
  • Youth and Patrol personnel, along with Mark 9 Search & Rescue, and the Mounted Unit searched the creek/storm drain on foot and horseback near the Umphress Recreational Center on Umphress Road., due to close proximity to last seen location and where vehicle was recovered.
  • Helicopter Unit checked area and on-foot personnel searched areas where the helicopter personnel were unable to see.
  • Southeast Patrol personnel and Deployment have been put on Special Assignment to assist. Officer are currently checking vacant lots, verifying locations, etc.

Original Post

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating endangered missing person, Ms. Marisol Espinosa. Ms. Espinosa was last seen on December 29, 2015 at about 8:00 a.m. leaving her residence in the 7700 block of Aurora Street. On January 1, 2016, Ms. Espinosa’s vehicle was found abandoned behind the apartment complex, Las Lomas Apartments at 6161 Trail Glen Drive. Ms. Espinosa is described as a 34 year old Latin female and is 5’5 and weighs 125 pounds. 

If anyone has seen Ms. Marisol Espinosa or has any information about her whereabouts, please contact the Dallas Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 214-671-4268.

Marisol Espinosa

Marisol Espinosa

Aggravated Robbery Suspect(s) Sought

On July 1, 2017, at 9:40 a.m., an elderly female victim was robbed and severely beaten in the 5000 block of Second Avenue.  The suspect, Black male, 6’1”, 220-240 lbs, stole a large amount of cash and property from the victim.  The victim sustained multiple serious injuries from being beaten by the suspect and was transported to a local hospital.  The victim is expected to recover from her injuries.   

The suspect vehicle is a silver newer model Chevrolet Traverse SUV, with dark tint, no front plate, and a temporary paper plate.

Detectives are working to determine if multiple suspects may have been involved. 

Anyone that recognizes this vehicle, the suspect(s) , or has information on this offense is asked to call Detective Mulvihill at (214) 671-3705. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).

Suspect Wanted in Homicide and Aggravated Robberies

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the wanted suspect and the suspect vehicle in the below video.

On 10-24-2016 at approximately 9:35pm complainant Adan Zavala was shot and killed at 9747 Forest Ln in the apartment breezeway at the Courtyard Village apartments. A silver 2007-08 Toyota possibly a Yaris was seen driving through the complex occupied by 2 B/M’s.

On 11-15-2016 at approximately 2:35pm complainant Puente Fernando was shot at the Madison Apartments located at 12800 Jupiter Road.

On 04/24/2017 at approximately 9:25pm complainant Armando Ruiz-Chavez was robbed at gunpoint at 9747 Forest Lane at the Courtyard Village Apartments. This complainant was also shot during the robbery.

On 05/06/2017 at approximately 1:20pm complainant Jose Ortega was robbed at gunpoint at 13230 Pandora Drive at the Montecito Apartments. Complainant Ortega was also shot during the robbery.

The above listed offenses were all committed by one or two B/M suspects between the ages of 25-30 5’8 to 6’0 tall all described as slender build.

Possible suspect vehicle a 2007-2008 Toyota, possibly a Yaris, silver in color with black tires.

Anyone with information regarding theses offenses is asked to please contact detective S.A. David Crimes Against Persons 214-283-4834.

CRIME STOPPERS INFORMATION

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead 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

Community Awareness Bulletin – Aggravated Sexual Assault

Update April 26, 2017:

On April 20th, 2017, between 12:15pm and 12:45pm, the victim was inside of her residence in the 13700 block of Maham Road. An unknown suspect entered into the residence without consent, and demanded property while displaying a weapon. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and fled the area in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a Latin male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’7” tall, heavy set, with short black hair, and spoke spanish to the victim.

If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact Detective A. Lopez #7493 at 214-671-3584 or abel.lopez@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.

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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Homicide Investigation – 4800 Leston Avenue

On April 20, 2017, at approximately 11:23 p.m., Dallas Police responded to a shooting call at 4800 Leston Avenue. Upon arrival officers found the victim, Miguel Sotelo-Trujillo, Latin male 22 years old, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The victim and a witness were apparently viewing street racing in the area when their vehicle was shot by and unknown suspect from a passing vehicle. The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public‘s assistance in this murder investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this offense contact Homicide Detective E. Parker, #7756, at 214-671-3630 or Edward.parker@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us  . please refer to Dallas Police case number 088634-2017.

 

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION

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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Public Assistance Needed: Homicide at 9230 Skillman Street

Update April 13, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.

Homicide Detectives determined through DNA evidence that Michael Browning, a 19-year-old Black male was responsible for the death of Deangelo Jerod Golphin. Michael Browning is currently serving a 15 year sentence for Aggravated Robbery in a Texas Department of Corrections facility. Please see affidavit below.

Updated February 19, 2016 at 7:47 p.m.:

On Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 11:46 p.m. at 9230 Skillman Street, the suspect pictured in the video got into the car (parked at the gas pumps in the center of the frame) belonging to the victim, Mr. DeAngelo Golphin B/M 28.  When Mr. Golphin got in the car, the suspect shot and killed him.  The suspect can then be seen fleeing from Mr. Golphin’s car on foot.  

Dallas Police homicide detectives are releasing this surveillance video footage and requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the murder suspect shown in the video.  The suspect is a black male, approximately 20-23 years old, 5’6” – 5’8” tall, with a curly afro that is shaved on the sides.

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this murder contact Dallas Police Homicide Detective T. Stewart at 214-671-3635. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373–TIPS (8477).

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Original Post:

On Thursday, February 11, 2015, at approximately 8:17 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Ann Arbor Avenue and S. Marsalis Avenue. Upon Officers arrival, they observed the victim, Justin Manning Black Male 28, with multiple gunshot wounds. Mr. Manning was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

On Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 11: 46 p.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting at 9230 Skillman Street. The victim, DeAngelo Golphin Black male 28, parked his vehicle at the gas pumps and entered the store.  While Mr. Golphin was in the store, a Black Male suspect entered his vehicle. Mr. Golphin exited the store and returned to his vehicle. After Mr. Golphin got back inside his vehicle, the suspect shot him multiple times. The victim was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The Dallas Police Department is asking that anyone with information about these murders contact the Dallas Police Homicide Unit at 214-671-3661. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373 – TIPS.

Public Assistance Needed – Murder Investigation 1700 Overton Road

Update March 26, 2017, at 5:39 pm: The unidentified male has been positively identified as Delvin Montgomery BM 38.

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance regarding a murder investigation.

On March 25, 2017, at approximately 12:29 P.M., an unknown Black male, approximately 38-years-old, was found deceased in the 1700 block of Overton Road from apparent gunshot wounds inside his recording studio.  Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Homicide Detective Wilkins, #5945, at 214-671-3665 or duncan.wilkins@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  This offense is documented on case number 066751-2017.

 

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION
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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Detectives Seek Information on Double Homicide

One year ago on March 19, 2016, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Dallas Police Officers responded to a shooting call at 1180 N. Masters Drive. Upon the officers’ arrival, they found two male victims who appear to be in their late teens or early 20’s shot inside of a vehicle. One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim was transported to Baylor hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victims were later identified as Damontre Deshun Sweeney B/M 17yrs old and Jabri Jones B/M 18yrs old.

We ask that anyone who may have information related to this homicide please call the Dallas Police Homicide Detective C. Walton at 214-671-3632 or christopher.walton@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us. Please refer to case number 65679-2016. Callers who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 224.373.TIPS (8477).

Information Needed Regarding Shooting 3600 Dunbar Street

On March 19, 2017, at about 9:18 p.m., officers were dispatched to a call for police in the 3600 block of Dunbar Street regarding random gunfire. Upon arrival, the responding officers requested additional cover officers due to a possible shooting with suspects at large in the area. During the investigation, it was determined that two people were shot. The victims are a 16-year-old female, who is in critical condition after being shot in the face, and a 17-year-old male, who was shot in the leg. This offense is gang related and remains under investigation. This offense is documented on case number 062072-2017. 

We are asking that anyone with information regarding this offense to please contact 911 or the Gang Unit at 214-671-GANG. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at (214)  373-TIPS . Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony and other felony offenses.

Detectives Seeking Information Regarding Homicide at Santa Fe

Victim, Liza Marie Saenz

On Friday, March 10, 2017, at about 10:55 p.m. gunshots were reported at 220 Santa Fe along the bank of the Trinity River. Dallas Police Officers responded to the listed location and found the victim, Liza Marie Saenz, in the river shot. The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the Murder of the victim to call Homicide Detective Montenegro at 214-283-4801 or by email at e.montenegro@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

CRIME STOPPER REWARD INFORMATION
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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.