A memorial was created for Maddy Middleton, 8, of Santa Cruz, whose body was found in a dumpster on July 27, 2015.
According to a criminal complaint, Gonzalez brought Maddy back to his apartment, where he tied her up, beat her, raped her and strangled her before dumping her body in the bin in the parking garage downstairs. A detective found her body at about 7:55 p.m. Monday.
In a report from Yahoo News, according to a resident of the complex and search volunteer Kirby Scudder, Maddy and the unnamed suspect know each other. Residents said the teen’s mother screamed in agony when her son was being taken.
Officers discovered the body on a second, more thorough search of the complex, Vogel said.
A doorway has been also done by authorities -to- door search of the entire advanced for Middleton, while visitors from through the entire condition looked in boats, choppers, by foot and bike, with the help of sniffer dogs, . Investigators found evidence in the apartment linking him to the crime. Officials say Gonzalez is being held at the Santa Cruz juvenile detention center and scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday. It appeared that the girl was “lured” to the suspect’s apartment willingly, Vogel told KTLA. They believe he acted alone.
The freckled eight-year-old disappeared on Sunday afternoon, spurring a massive manhunt that scoured all of Santa Cruz, Calif.
“This is extraordinarily heartbreaking news I’m about to give to you”, said Santa Cruz Police Chief, Kevin Vogel, as reported by the Washington Post. “It was somebody we all knew”. “The boy is a good boy”. There he would demonstrate his prodigious skills with a yo-yo, which he never was without, according to several campers’ parents. “I have not seen him want to hurt another person”.
Maddy and Gonzalez lived at The Tannery Arts Centre, a non-profit public facility with around 100 affordable loft units with about 250 residents, 50 of whom are children. The boy will remain in juvenile custody, Rosell said. Sometimes we understand them. “It was getting clear the longer it went, something was wrong”.
“This doesn’t happen here”.
“We’re just devastated. These are two of our kids, and one is dead and one has been taken away. It’s mind-blowing”.
Beyond the 8-acre property, searchers from throughout the state used boats, helicopters, bikes and cameras in their efforts. “You share the joys of people, their children growing up”. The pair were not married, and Middleton has since Wednesday. “What’s going on?” Faye said. She loves to chase the boys. He added that they do not have a clear motive regarding the crime. Setorro Garcia lives at the Tannery Arts Center campus and is close to both of the families.