Diana Gonzalez Found Dead in Bathroom: Armando Perez Wanted
The Body of a Woman Believed to be Diana Gonzalez Was Found in a San Diego City College Bathroom Tuesday Night
Police have not issued a positive identification, but investigators believe the body is that of 19-year-old Gonzalez, who appears to have been the victim of domestic violence.
The body was discovered in a men's bathroom on the campus, but the cause of death is not been revealed at this time. According to KFMB, the wounds on the body made it difficult to readily identify the victim.
Police are now searching for her estranged husband, 37-year-old Armando Gabriel Perez, who police believe may have fled to Mexico in a 1999 blue Ford Mustang, California license plate number 6GKA572. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. The couple were married for about 10 months.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts are being asked to call the San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
According to KFMB, Gonzalez's family had been driving her to and from school out of concern for her safety and thought her husband may be trying to hurt her.
On September 23, Gonzalez, the mother of a 9-month-old girl, filed a police report accusing Perez of kidnapping her and repeatedly assaulting her while holding her captive in motel rooms for several days, the captain said.
Perez was jailed, but the District Attorney did not file charges and Perez was released after four days. On September 28, Gonzalez filed for a restraining order against Perez, but at the time she is thought to have been killed, the document had not been served on him.
At the Gonzalez home in National City Wednesday night, the victim's sister and cousin lashed out at the District Attorney's office, saying prosecutors dropped the ball by not moving forward with the two previous domestic violence cases against Perez. The relatives said if charges had been aggressively prosecuted, Gonzalez might still be alive.