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BREAKING: Suspects named in killing

Jennifer Samantha Puente, 18, and Jose Manuel Alvarado, 29, are wanted for murder.

Phil Banker, phil@ennisdailynews.com

Ennis police investigators and the Texas Rangers are searching for two suspects in the slaying of a person believed to be Waxahachie teenager Moriah Gonzales.

The EPD obtained arrest warrants for Jose Manuel Alvarado, 29 and Jennifer Samantha Puente, 18 on Thursday afternoon. The two are wanted for murder.

Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson of the Ennis Police Department said Puente was Gonzales’s friend, and Alvarado is apparently Puente’s coworker.

EPD Chief John Erisman released a statement today saying the body found still smoldering Saturday morning in the 2400 block of Knighthurst Road is believed to be Gonzales.

A missing persons report for Gonzales was filed on Tuesday. Police are unwilling to confirm with true certainty the body belongs to Gonzales until the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office completes its forensic investigation.

The suspects were last seen traveling in a 1994 Oldsmobile Bravada with Texas license plate number BS6R394 that is either black or dark in color. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

The rumor surrounding Gonzales’ disappearance spread throughout Ellis County like wildfire via Facebook. A memorial page, “In Loving Memory of Moriah (Mia Gee)” was posted Wednesday with over 400 people already “liking” the page. The page links back to the personal page of “Mia Gee,” Gonzales’s alleged nickname.

The suspects were last seen traveling in a 1994 Oldsmobile Bravada with Texas license plate number BS6R394 that is either black or dark in color. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous.


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20 Comments for “BREAKING: Suspects named in killing”

  1. Nancy Salazar

    Jennifer Ijust seen you on monday like nothing happened with that same guy. How can you live with yourself knowing what you did was the most horrible thing in the world. You robbed a young girl from her freedom imight have not known her but plenty of other pple do. Ijust hope they take justice for her. And hope you pay very bad for what you did. Ihope never to see your face ever again around ennis.

    • jessica

      omg.. thats so sad.. R.I.P… did you tell the police.. do you know were they were headed,.. i heard on facebook that there in mexico? I hope they get caught..

  2. Jose

    Were did u see them at if u don’t mind me asking

  3. Jose

    Were did u last see them? If u dnt mind me asking

  4. kayleee

    omg! i miss Mia ! legit what did she EVER do to y’all? she was a sweet young girl i really wish i had a chane to ever talk to her I know she was a very outgoing girl and was down for ANYTHING & EVERYTHING. I hope y’all pay for what y’all did theres no way I could live w/ myself !!!!! y’all are disgusting people for that. she will get justice. R.I.P Mia . i know your looking down & smiling on all of us. We all love you Mia Gee<3

  5. Jackie

    i heard that they were desperately looking for a way to laredo; but i heard this down the grapevine. If they are in Laredo or mexico i hope that they are caught, but then again living in mexico is worse than jail. they thought they had to watch their backs here, they really have to fight for survival there. God Bless Mia’s family

  6. Kayleee

    Moriah Gonzales. mhmm. lemme say a few words. beautiful , youn, fun , outgoing & down for ANYTHING & EVERYTHINF<3
    R.I.P Mia Gee!!<3

  7. Jessss

    regardless of what kind of person she was noone deserves to die like that. Thats just cruel. and for the two pendejos that did that just know theres someone that sees it all GOD! and Sooner or later you have to pay for it!!!!!! so running to mexico or hiding is not gonna save you dumbasssess!!!!!! i didnt know this girl but she didnt deserve it no one doess!!!! My prayers for her family!!!!!

  8. Brenda Hernandez

    RIP Moriah
    you were a young beautiful gurl with your whole life ahead of you &Jennifer will pay for what she did to you along with everyone else that was involved in you murder, you didnt deserve to be taken away from your family &friends you were very loved and alot of ppl will go today to pay thier respectd to you &ypur family…your gone but never forgotton “Mia Gee”

  9. Heather

    Moriah .. I just cant get this through my head that your gone you were down to anything and you knew how to use your hands. I’m sorry this happened to you. It isnt right to die like this. We will get them babygirl & they will soon regret it well at least you found out who your friends are, & your in heaven with your baby & sister. I’m keeping your family in my prayers.<3 R.I.P Hope the view from heaven is nice.(:

  10. meagan

    Can someone tell me where I can find her facebook page or her name on there.? I have searched everywhere on there and yet nothing has came up. May god bless the family of this young beautiful girl. I have not had a chance to get her off my mind since I found out yesterday and my heart hurts for her and the pain she probably endured in this inhuman act. God will take care of this and I pray that the killers are found before they get to mexico. I have a lot of hateful things I would like to say about them, but it will not change what has happend. My heart yearns for this baby girl. I hope justice is served for those terrible people. If only I could have a word with these awful killers. Please help me find her in loving memory page so I can go and support her as she lays with god. I dont know you Moriah but I do LoVe you 🙂

  11. Heather

    I know I had already updated a post on here but I have you in my prayers at my church & Me & Family are praying for your Familys Suffer I love you , you were a tough girl and beautiful and gorgues you were a great person to.!

  12. Nancy Salazar

    Walmart. Before iknew about what happened. To Mia.

  13. Sonia

    The girls name on Facebook is Jennifer puente and moriahs page is in loving memory of moriah gonzales MIA gee

  14. omg i miss you.You are my best friendz cuzin …… me and my friend keep being down but most of all we know that you are up with god and jesus .we hope you are happy up
    there you were nice and pretty but jennifer have to end your life 🙁


  15. R.i.p

    Was she really pregnant??? Who was the bbyddy!???

  16. Sonia

    No she wasn’t pregnant she had a miscarriage a while back

  17. tejana67

    That is none of you business if she was or wasn’t pregnant!! Are you worried if baby daddy is yo man? LMAO!

  18. R.i.p

    @tejana67 haha NOO bitch.
    I was just askin cus… I aint gotta explain nun to u (wanna be internet gangster)
    Am not finna disrespect this page because of Mia
    Sooo watever keep barking 😉


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