Jasmen Gonzalez, 10 from Oklahoma City.
Police Search For Texas Sleepwalking Girl
Sunday, 30 Oct 2011
(NewsCore) - Police were searching Sunday for a missing 10-year-old Texas girl who they believe may have wandered away from a relative's home in her sleep.
Jasmen Gonzalez, from Oklahoma City, was last seen at around 11:45 pm local time Saturday at a relative's home in Carrollton, Texas, about 25 miles northwest of Dallas, police said in a press release.
Carrollton police said they were concerned that Jasmen may be lost or injured because she was unfamiliar with the area, was not dressed for local weather conditions, and was not wearing the glasses she normally wears.
Police Say Abducted Oklahoma Girl Found Dead in Texas Was Stabbed
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The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy Monday said Gonzalez had been stabbed in the chest.
Police confirmed that they found the remains of Jasmen Gonzalez Sunday in Carrollton, Texas.
Jasmen was last seen at around 11:45 p.m. local time Saturday at a home in Carrollton, about 25 miles northwest of Dallas. Investigators originally thought she may have wandered out of the home in her sleep and was lost or injured, but they announced Sunday that she had been abducted.
Her body was found shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, behind a house about four blocks from the apartment building where she and her family were staying with relatives.
Police believe she was sexually assaulted. She was found with her pants and underwear pulled down and with no shirt on, according to a police affidavit.
A person of interest, identified as 23-year-old Jose Concepcion Sifuentes, was being detained on an immigration hold and questioned by police as a person of interest Monday. Sifuentes was at a party at the relative's home Saturday night, the last night Jasmen was seen.
Investigators originally thought she may have wandered out of the home in her sleep and was lost or injured, but they said Sunday that she had been abducted.
Her body was found shortly before 3:30pm Sunday, behind a house about four blocks from the apartment building where she and her family were staying with relatives.
Sifuentes has not been officially named as a suspect.
Police executed search warrants Monday on two homes and three vehicles in the investigation into Jasmen's death, according to KOCO-TV.
Police have asked anyone with information about the girl's disappearance to contact the Carrollton Police Department at 972-466-3333.
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Arrest Warrant Reveals Suspect Left, Returned During Search For Murdered OKC Girl
Nov 01, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – An arrest warrant has revealed new details about the night 10-year-old Jasmen Gonzalez of Oklahoma City was abducted and murdered in Carrollton, Texas.
Police arrested family friend Jose Sifuentes, 23, on Tuesday, November 1, on a first-degree murder complaint. Originally, he'd been called a person of interest, and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials while police investigated Jasmen's murder.
During a news conference in Carrollton, Texas Tuesday morning, police said they believe Jasmen was taken from an apartment, then killed.
Jasmen and her family were in Carrollton visiting relatives when they attended a gathering the night of Saturday, October 29. Police say Sifuentes, the girl's cousin by marriage, was also there.
Jasmen was last seen sleeping around 10:30 p.m. in the master bedroom of the apartment. About an hour later, a relative went into the room and discovered she was gone. Police say there was a door in the bedroom that led to outdoors.
Officers from the Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison and Irving police departments launched a search for the girl. FBI agents and U.S. Marshals were also involved in searching the apartment complex and surrounding area. Jasmen's body was found Sunday afternoon.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office determined she died from a stab wound to the chest. Earlier reports said there was evidence she was sexually assaulted. However, police and the Medical Examiner's office have not confirmed that.
Detectives learned Sifuentes was present during the earlier gathering, and that other occupants of the apartment couldn't account for his whereabouts when Jasmen disappeared. When detectives spoke with his wife, she told them Sifuentes left for a short time while the family was looking for Jasmen.
When detectives spoke with Sifuentes, they said he lied to them about his birth date and some of his tattoos. A police canine also detected the scent of decaying human tissue in Sifuentes' Lincoln Navigator. And according to the arrest warrant, a police dog that sniffed a pair of Sifuentes' shoes established a trail from the apartment where Jasmen was abducted to where her body was found.
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Police also said they believe Sifuentes acted alone, but have no motive at this time. They also said five executed search warrants, two homes and three vehicles, are what led them to Sifuentes. A weapon was found in one of the vehicles.
Police confirmed Sifuentes has been deported in the past and does have a criminal record, but only for non-violent offenses.
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Gonzalez attended John Glenn Elementary School in the Western Heights Public School District. She was in the fourth grade.
A memorial fund has been set up for Gonzales. You can donate to the fund at any Chase Bank location.
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Read the arrest warrant for Jose Sifuentes
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