A Texas father has come residence to seek out his 11-year-old daughter was raped and left dead under her bed – about 5 hours after she alerted him to a stranger on their doorstep, cops and the grieving father.
Carmelo González, 32 years outdated, said Fox 26 he had just lately arrived at work when he acquired a textual content from his daughter Maria at 10 a.m. Saturday that somebody was knocking on their door in Pasadena.
“I said to her, ‘Don’t open the door because I’m coming to work,’ and she said, ‘I’m in my bed,'” Gonzalez mentioned of the ‘good quiet lady’ who simply got here from to be 11 years outdated.
The father then requested family members who lived in the similar constructing “to go see her because he hadn’t heard from her,” Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger mentioned Tuesday throughout of a press convention.
An aunt and uncle discovered the door open – however ‘couldn’t find it’ after ‘a cursory test’, the police chief mentioned.
When Gonzalez returned residence round 3 p.m. – about 5 hours after his daughter’s alarming warning – he discovered her lifeless physique in a laundry basket under his bed.
“They left it under the bed in a plastic bag. They left my poor girl,” Gonzalez instructed the native outlet.
The 11-year-old lady was sexually assaulted earlier than being strangled, the police chief mentioned, including that the lady additionally suffered blunt drive trauma to the head. The Pasadena health worker confirmed Maria was raped and strangled, Fox 26 mentioned.
Investigators don’t have any suspects for the “violent and violent crime”, the police chief mentioned, revealing that some individuals had volunteered to erase the DNA.
“At this point, the father’s alibi is checked out, so he’s – at this point, at least – not a suspect,” Bruegger mentioned.
The father and daughter lived alone in the condo, with the dead lady’s mom believed to be in Guatemala, the chief mentioned.
“I don’t know their legal status,” the police chief mentioned of the household, stressing that “that’s the least of our concerns at this point.”
The home confirmed no indicators of being damaged into and the door was closed however unlocked when Maria’s aunt and uncle first checked the scene.
The condo space has safety cameras, however they could not have recorded on account of current storms, the chef prompt.
The killer possible knew the little lady was residence alone at the time, Bruegger prompt.
“It looks terribly suspicious that Dad is leaving for work and within 30 minutes someone is knocking on the door,” the police chief famous.