Police are still investigating the death of 10-year-old Jasmen Gonzalez, who was abducted on Saturday while visiting relatives in Carrollton.
Gonzalez and her family were in town from Oklahoma City. On Oct. 29 at approximately 11:58 p.m., the Carrollton Police Department responded to the Walnut Street Apartments located at 1300 Walnut Street, regarding a report that Gonzalez had gone missing.
After an extensive search by multiple police departments, Denton County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, U.S. Marshall’s Service and civilian search groups, the body of Gonzalez was found on Sunday at approximately 3:35 p.m., in the 1100 block of Clint Street in Carrollton. The body was found behind a wall with a stab wound to the chest. Police also believe Gonzalez was sexually assaulted.
Police investigators have interviewed Jose Sifuentes, 23, as a person of interest; however, no arrests have been made at this time. Sifuentes is currently being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements because he is not a United States citizen.
Police said Sifuentes knew the Gonzalez family and was at a gathering in the apartment where Gonzalez went missing. They said Gonzalez was in the master bedroom and family members noticed that both she and Sifuentes went missing around the same time.
Carrollton Police Officer Doug Mitchell said police have run multiple search warrants at two residences and three vehicles, all located in Carrollton.
“One of the residences was at the home of where she was abducted and the other was the home Sifuentes,” he said. “The vehicles were a white Ford F-150, a red Chevy van and a black Lincoln Navigator. The Lincoln Navigator was a car that Sifuentes drove.”
Mitchell said investigators are still in the process of interviewing people and the investigation is still ongoing.