THE MURDERER(S) OF
Gilbert Earl & Clarissa Gonzales
Mr. Earl Gonzales and his daughter were killed
sometime between September 1, 1999 and September 2, 1999. Mr.
Gonzales' girlfriend Ms. MaryJo Reese found the bodies of both Mr.
Gonzales and his daughter, on Thursday, September 2, 1999.
At this point in the investigation, very little
physical evidence was found. One of the things that was learned,
was that Mr. Gonzales's vehicle had been stolen one week prior to
his murder. Mr. Gonzales had threatened several people, who he
suspected might have taken his vehicle.
Mr. Gonzales's vehicle was located one month after his death. Two
juvenile suspects have been identified and charged with the theft
the vehicle. Mr. Gonzales had confronted the two juveniles shortly
after the theft. Several suspects have been interviewed and
interrogated; however, very little information regarding the
homicide has developed. There are no apparent motives, and no
witnesses have come forward.
The only thing that is certain is Mr. Gonzales was probably shot
with his own weapon. A .45 Ruger Blackhawk, which is missing from
the home. Ms. Gonzales was assaulted and strangled with an
If you or anyone you know has information about these murders, we
urge you to help. Please contact the New Mexico State Police at
(505) 758-8878, or Agent Carlos A. Martinez, Criminal
Investigations Section, at (505) 758-1466, if you have information
concerning this crime. You may also call Crimestoppers at (505)
843-7867 or (505) 758-HALT, or email at CMARTINEZ@DPS.STATE.NM.US.
A local reward of $8,000 is being offered for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this
Any information about this murder, as insignificant as it seems,
may be important!
here to view a memorial page for Clarissa Gonzales.