Laredo Police identify victim in 8th homicide of the year

Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 5:39 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2021 at 9:17 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -The Laredo Police Department have confirmed that the incident on Tuesday night along Cornell Drive in the north side of town was the 8th homicide of the year.

“We hope that it get resolved.”

Leticia Reyes, a retired educator, says she’s shocked and saddened that someone living nearby fell victim to a homicide.

The person is identified as 51-year-old Sylvia Adriana Medrano Gonzalez who was found at home at the 9000 block of Cornell and was shot multiple times.

“Usually, we see a lot police along Shiloh. Shiloh is pretty busy. So, the traffic... and now school coming up... they’re really on there.”

According to neighbors, the front door was left open and they found that suspicious, so they decided to contact police.

“So, when officers arrived the door was wide open, as reported, and as soon as they to the door they saw the body of a women who appeared to be injured with visible signs of her injuries,” said Investigator Joe Baeza.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and confirmed that the victim was deceased.

“Who actually lives at this address is part of the ongoing investigation for right now. It hasn’t been 24 hours when the actual incident was discovered. We’ll give the investigators some time. They’ve been pretty much working through the late afternoon into the early morning hours on the case. So, there still a lot of preliminary work to go.”

Reyes just wants her neighbors to remain safe and to be able to walk her dog without looking over her shoulder.

“I guess we should all get to know our neighbors and just check on each other and give them your phone numbers at least so we can know that everyone is ok,” said Reyes.

If anyone has any information about this homicide they are asked to contact police at 956-795-2800 or Crime Stoppers at 727-TIPS.

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