80ºF

Man pleads for daughter’s killer to come forward

Burned body found in SW Bexar County field was that of Meagan Gonzalez, 20, sheriff says

BEXAR COUNTY – A body found burned and decomposed in a field in Southwest Bexar County has been identified as Meagan Gonzalez, 20, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.

Gonzalez was last seen Nov. 11 and was reported missing by her family to the San Antonio Police Department on Nov. 15.

Her pickup truck was found abandoned near Bandera Road at Loop 410.

A property owner found her body Tuesday when he was plowing his field in the 12000 block of Wisdom Road.

Previous story: Body burned beyond recognition found in SW Bexar County

Salazar said the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is now taking over the investigation.

He asked anyone who may have seen her after Nov. 11 to come forward.

“Maybe she was seen running personal errands or at a grocery store or at a party, we’d like to know that. Even if you feel like maybe it won’t shed light on the homicide itself, it might give us a missing puzzle piece to that timeline that we’re trying to reconstruct,” Salazar said.

Salazar indicated that BCSO had identified at least one person of interest.

Her father Eddie Gonzales says he heard the news just hours before the news conference but had his suspicions when deputies showed up to his home asking for DNA. " They told me they were Homicide. Right away that shocked me and I remember what I had heard on the news," he said.

Gonzales lived with her father and he said they would always go back and forth on text or a phone call and he was aware of when she would come home or stay at a friend’s house.

“I always knew where she was at, I would text her and I would get a response right away or I would call her,” he recalls.

Eddie Gonzales has been scouring social media for information on her whereabouts, he believes people out there know what happened to her.

“I don’t understand why someone would do something that bad,” he said. “I just hope they find whoever did this, these cowards.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (7867).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.


About the Authors: