HCSO: 20-year-old arrested in connection to murder investigation

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EDINBURG, Texas (KVEO) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has arrested a man in connection to a murder investigation.

Authorities arrested Gerardo Gonzalez, 20, in connection to the murder of Salvador Sanchez, 22.

According to a release, deputies responded to a welfare check on Avenida Dulce located North of FM 1925 on Las Canas Road in rural Edinburg just after 10:20 p.m. on Monday.

At the scene, officials located bloodstains on a vehicle on the side of the road and upon further investigation discovered the body of Sanchez in the trunk of the vehicle with a gunshot wound.

Investigators identified Gonzalez as the suspect and placed a warrant out for his arrest.

Police located Gonzalez in Brownsville on Wednesday and arrested him without incident.

Gonzalez is facing one count of first degree murder. His bond is set at $2 million.

This case is under investigation.

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