Maria Gonzalez Wiki, Age, Bio, Found Dead, Father, GoFundMe

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Maria Gonzalez

Maria Gonzalez Wiki – Maria Gonzalez Bio

Maria Gonzalez was a young girl who was discovered dead from strangulation by her father under a bed in the family’s apartment in Pasadena, Texas, According to Pasadena police.

Carmelo Gonzalez, 32, told Fox 26 that he had just gotten to work when his daughter Maria texted him at 10 a.m. on Saturday to let him know someone was at his Pasadena home’s door.

She replied, “I am in my bed,” when I asked her not to open the door as I was leaving for work. Gonzalez described the 11-year-old “good, quiet girl” as such.

Maria Gonzalez Age

She was 11 years old.

Dad Finds Daughter Dead Under The Bed

On Sunday, August 12, 2023, at around 3:07 p.m., “a male stating his daughter’s 11-year-old girl was not exhaling,” according to the press release, “contacted the dispatch center.”

The youngster, eventually identified as Maria Gonzalez, was already receiving medical care when police arrived. It also states that she was declared dead.

Carmelo Gonzalez (Maria Gonzalez's father)

Carmelo Gonzalez (Maria Gonzalez’s father)

The flat was visited by members of the Crime Scene Unit and Violent Crimes Unit for additional investigation. According to the press release, detectives “found that the victim’s body had been found beneath a bed by her dad after coming home from work.”

On the day he departed for work, Carmelo Gonzalez had been in contact with Maria through phone.

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As per the statement, his most recent “communication he had with Maria was via text stating somebody had been knocking at his front door.”

According to the report, the medical examiner ruled that the cause of death was asphyxiation caused by strangulation. Further inquiry revealed that a victim had experienced sexual abuse, according to the release.

According to the news release, anyone with information may reach Detective M. Quintanilla at 713-475-7803 or Detective S. Mata at 713-475-7878.

According to KHOU-TV, the dad urged Maria never to answer the door and to stay in bed, and she agreed.


According to ABC13, Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger says the father is not a person of interest at this time.

“At this point, the father’s alibi checks out,” Bruegger said, “so he doesn’t count as an accuser in this investigation.”

According to ABC News, the father and daughter have lived in the flat for three months while the mother is still in Guatemala.

According to KHOU-TV, the girl’s father discovered her “wrapped in a garbage bag and put in a basket of laundry that was put beneath her bed.”

According to the news station, Carmelo Gonzalez called the family and requested them to check on Maria, but they could not locate her.

According to KHOU, there was no compelled entry, and nothing was stolen.

GoFundMe Page

A GoFundMe page is set up to assist Maria’s family with funeral costs.

It reads:

My name is April Aguirre. I am a Crime victim advocate. I am creating this go fund with the permission of Carmelo Gonzalez. The Gonzalez family will receive all of the monies. This family is going through unimaginable pain. Carmelo found his 11-year-old daughter Maria Gonzalez strangled to death under her bed on Saturday, August 12th.

Carmelo has been disqualified as a suspect by Pasadena police. He is grieving and needs help with funeral expenses to return his daughter to Guatemala, where her family is. The American dream, which has become a nightmare for Carmelo, is what draws thousands of families to the country each year. Please offer prayers for this family if you are unable to donate. Pasadena police continue hunting for leads in this horrifying incident.
If you have any information, please get in touch with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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