SAN PEDRO, Wed. Oct. 14, 2020– A harrowing tale of alleged domestic violence reached a tragic climax on Monday morning. The motionless, semi-nude body of 28-year-old Marisela Gonzalez was found in the San Pedro dumpsite, in a face-down position, with multiple gunshot wounds in her head and body.
Police have since arrested and charged her husband, 32-year-old David Gonzalez, for her murder. Gonzalez has been in police custody since Monday when he was picked up for questioning following the discovery of Marisela’s body.
Reports are that Gonzalez was reluctant to cooperate with police; however, investigators eventually found enough evidence to charge him with his wife’s murder.
A second person was also detained for questioning.
“The husband is the owner of a firearm, a licensed holder. We suspect the possibility it might be that firearm that was used,” Superintendent Alejandro Cowo said.
Marisela was last seen alive with her husband on Sunday night, but by Monday morning, her lifeless body was found by the caretaker of the garbage dump, who tripped over her corpse.
Police responded to a report of the discovery and went to the site, where they saw Gonzalez’ corpse, with gunshot wounds in her head and body.
Their investigation led to the couple’s residence, where a blood trail was found in the house and on a vehicle believed to have been used to dispose of the body.
Investigators believe that Marisela Gonzalez was murdered at her home, and then transported to where her corpse was found on the outskirts of San Pedro Town.
She had been partially stripped, and her blood-stained clothes, which were also recovered by police, were discarded in an area near to where her body was found. Marisela Gonzalez’s family members and residents of San Pedro, who have been shaken up by this gruesome murder, have been seeking updates since the discovery of her body on Monday. Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams took to social media to reassure those persons that a full investigation will take place.
Williams wrote,” No woman deserves to be murdered, especially at the hands of the man she loved and who should protect her. I agree that her family deserves justice, and the society wants and deserves justice for her. We will continue to work to make sure the family and society get the justice they rightly deserve.”