SAN ANTONIO -

Police are trying to piece together a violent murder that happened Friday morning. 

According to the San Antonio Police Department, 43 year-old Eleanor Gonzales was found dead in the front yard of a duplex located in the 5700 block of Canterbury. 

Police say she died from multiple stab wounds.

“I haven't talked to her in a couple of days, she's been mad at me, so I haven't talked to her,” her son Matthew Sanchez said.

Sanchez said his mother lived alone at the duplex, and feared often for her safety.

“She lived by herself,” Sanchez said. “We would come stay once in a while so she wouldn't be by herself so stuff like this wouldn't happen. But lately, she's been mad at me, that's why I haven't been coming to stay with her.”

SAPD police chief William McManus said the woman’s body was found in the front yard by the mailbox by a neighbor who was taking her child to school. 

Though McManus wouldn’t give many details, he said her death was violent, and that he believes the victim knew her attacker.

“I am cautiously optimistic in stating that I think we will close this case sooner, (rather) than later,” McManus said.

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