Deadly Affection

Aug. 31, 2014

9500 block of Royal Lane, Dallas

12 p.m.

  • Age: 5
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Manner of Death: Strangling
  • Location: Apartment
  • Address: 9500 block of Royal Lane
  • City: Dallas
  • Neighborhood's Average Household Income: $56,001
Katherine Gonzalez killed Aug. 31, 2014

A three-hour search for a missing 5-year-old girl ended when police found her dead in a vacant unit of a Lake Highlands apartment complex. Police say Katherine Gonzalez was fatally strangled by her cousin, Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno. The 17-year-old allegedly left her body in a vacant apartment in the complex where the girl stayed while her parents worked.

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  • Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno
  • Age: 17
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Relationship to Victim: Cousin
  • Status: Charged with capital murder and illegal immigration status