Texas man arrested for murder after body was found in his trunk, police say

Source: Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, MEGA

May 6 2021, Published 3:02 p.m. ET

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A murder victim was found in the trunk of a car after police saw bloodstains on his vehicle, according to police in Texas. Now, officers arrested a 20-year-old in connection to the murder. 

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Around 10:20 p.m. on May 3, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call with reports of gunshots.

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When deputies arrived, they found blood stains on a vehicle parked in the road.


Deputies then found the lifeless body of a man in the trunk of the car. The victim, who was later identified as Salvador Sanchez, appeared to have suffered from a gunshot wound, according to the sheriff's office. 

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Police identified Gerardo Gonzalez, 20, as a suspect. He was arrested on May 5 in Brownsville, Texas, by sheriff’s investigators and U.S. Marshals, according to the sheriff's office. Hew was arrested without incident.

Gonzalez was charged with first-degree murder, and his bond has been set at $2 million.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact police at (956) 38308144 or (956) 668-8477.


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