One suspect caught, one at large in killing
Phil Banker and Nick Todaro, [email protected]
Police arrested one of the suspects wanted for the killing of 15-year-old Moriah Gonzales on Saturday night, while one remains at large.
Ennis Police Chief John Erisman confirmed Sunday police arrested Jose Manuel Alvarado, 29 in Grand Prairie. The other suspect, 18-year-old Jennifer Samantha Puente, was not with Alvarado at the time and is still on the loose.
Police are currently following leads to find Puente, whom they believe has since cut and dyed her hair blonde. They believe she is still in the same area.
Alvarado is currently in custody, awaiting arraignment on charges of murder on Monday in Ennis municipal court.
Police found Gonzales’s body at 7:05 a.m. March 17 off Knighthurst Road in Ennis.