A Texas father is mourning the horrific demise of his 11-year-old daughter after he discovered her physique stuffed inside a basket below her mattress.
Maria Gonzalez was sexually assaulted and strangled to demise on Saturday simply hours earlier than her father Carmelo Gonzalez returned house from work, the Pasadena Police Department stated throughout a press convention on Tuesday.
The minor had texted her father that somebody was knocking on the door of the condominium the 2 shared however stopped responding when Mr Gonzalez advised her that he can be there quickly. Mr Gonzalez then requested a member of the family who lives close by the complicated to test on Maria, however he wasn’t capable of finding her.
“I left her alone in the apartment and she was sending voice notes saying that someone was on the door. I told her not to open the door and that I was leaving work,” an emotional Mr Gonzalez advised Univision in Spanish.
Mr Gonzalez finally discovered Maria’s stays wrapped inside two plastic baggage and stuffed inside a basket positioned below the woman’s mattress. No arrests have been made as of Thursday, with regulation enforcement pleading with the general public for info.
The medical expert decided that Maria was sexually assaulted and that her explanation for demise was asphyxiation on account of strangulation and blunt power head and neck trauma. Police have taken DNA samples from some residents within the condominium constructing.
“Whoever saw something just after 10 am on Saturday at that particular apartment, we’re asking them to come forward with the information they might have,” Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger stated on Tuesday.
Mr Bruegger stated the door was locked when relations first arrived trying to find Maria. He stated the doorway didn’t seem to have been pressured.
Maria had immigrated to the US together with her father 4 years in the past and so they had moved into their condominium simply three months in the past.
The little woman’s mom Ana Elizabeth Xitumul Saput and her little sister stay in Guatemala. Speaking with Telemundo 47, Ms Saput stated she was devastated and coping with coronary heart points along with the heartbreak of shedding her daughter.
“I want justice. I need her killer to turn himself in and I’m asking God that kind-hearted people help us bring our daughter’s remains back to Guatemala,” Ms Saput stated.
Crime Stoppers is providing $5,000 for info that results in the arrest of Maria’s killer. No suspects have been recognized within the case.
Anyone with info is requested to contact Pasadena Police detectives at 713-475-7803 or 713-475-7878.