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Police Asking for Help in Two Murder Mysteries

Police Asking for Help in Two Murder Mysteries



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Sandra Yi ReportingTwo Taylorsville murders still remain unsolved and police are asking for the public's help, particularly from the Hispanic community because both murder victims were from Mexico. Police say, in both murder cases, they have little to go on.

Taylorsville's chief of police and investigators were surrounded by leaders from the Hispanic community today, as they made a plea to the public to come forward with any information that may help solve the cases.

The first happened on August 27. The murder victim, Luis Miguel Chavez Gonazalez, was shot in the head as he and a friend drove on Redwood Road. It's been six months and police still have no leads. Their only witness went to Mexico.

Police are looking for a 1986 Grand Marquis with chrome wheels.

They're also trying to solve the murder of Sonia Mejia in early February. She was strangled and possibly sexually assaulted in her Taylorsville apartment. She was six months pregnant.

Police later found her car abandoned in a hotel parking lot, but they have found little evidence inside.

Sgt. Rosie Rivera, Taylorsville Police: "These are real victims. We have a mother, an unborn baby, and we have a 22-year old who came here for who knows what, I'm assuming a better life. They didn't deserve what happened to them and we want to make sure that justice is done."

Tony Yapias, Latino Community Leader: "I think it's so important we reach out to the community. I really appreciate the work that the police department is doing in reaching out the community. And I think that our community needs to understand that if they help the department, they're gonna be protected."

If you have more information, you're asked to call Taylorsville Police at 743-7000 or 955-2000. You can also report information to community leaders at 474-3655 or 538-8791.

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