Family pleas for help to find murderer


by Laura Rodriguez

The Gonzalez family seeks closure and justice on the one-year anniversary of Diamaris Gonzalez's death.

"It's very emotional, I try to hold myself in, I try not to think about it but it's hard," said Crisnelba Gonzalez, the victim's sister.

Last year, Gonzalez was shot and killed at a bus stop on Milwaukee's north side, but the motive remains unclear.

"We came here today to ask the community, specifically the people that obviously know what took place to come forward," said Detective Steven Caballero.

"That was actually her first time taking the bus because her boyfriend at the time had her car towed," said Crisnelba Gonzalez.

Gonzalez's boyfriend at the time picked her up at work and walked over to the bus stop on the corner of Holton and Concordia. He told police he walked around the corner to vomit, since he had been drinking, and in that precise moment a shot was fired.

"I'm missing her every day, please, please help," said Evelin Gonzalez, the victim's mother.

Area residents say crimes like these happen all the time in this neighborhood.

"I'll probably be moving out of here pretty soon because the situation, especially at night time, is not very well," said Luis Cordero.

Gonzalez's 4-year-old and 2-year-old are in the care of her parents and ask about her everyday. The rest of the family is trying to put together the pieces of this unsolved crime.

"It's been a year now, and I don't want it to be 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and we still don't know nothing. We really wanna know," said Crisnelba Gonzalez.


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