Fabian Gonzales murder: More silence than justice in stabbings of baby, grandma (48-49)
Three months ago yesterday, RaeLyn Gonzales, fifty, and her eighteen-month-old grandson, Fabian Gonzales, were brutally stabbed to death in Adams County. Since then, no arrests have been made and precious little information has been released about the investigation.
But the Gonzales family has no intention of letting the deaths of their loved ones fall through the cracks. They're using public demonstrations and social media to keep the focus on finding the killer.
Details about the case are few, even after all this time. At about 7:30 p.m. on January 3, family members came to an apartment near West 66th Place and Federal Boulevard in Adams County and discovered a gruesome scene.
Raelynn and Fabian, for whom she cared, had both been stabbed to death.
"Oh my God, they're all dead! Help!" a neighbor heard one of them yell seconds afterward.
In the immediate aftermath of the killings, authorities in Adams County revealed little about the crime -- possible suspects, motive, anything. And that remains the case to this day.
Frustrated, the Gonzales family staged a rally last night covered by Fox31....
A screen capture from Fox31's coverage of last night's vigil.
...and are keeping the memories of victims alive on the RaeLynn/Fabian Gonzales Facebook page. Featured there are photos of little Fabian like this one....
...as well as images of him with RaeLynn, who was so devoted to him:
The family is also offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Continue for details about the reward, plus more photos and a video.
Here's a copy of a poster being distributed near the scene of the crime about the case.
Click to enlarge.
The Facebook page also endeavors to portray RaeLynn as a real person, not just a crime statistic. She's seen in photos from her younger days....
...and more recently....
....as well as in a memorial image alongside Fabian:
The most recent post is eloquent in its simplicity: "#JUSTICE #JUSTICE #JUSTICE."
If you have any information about the case, you're encouraged to phone the Adams County Sheriffs Office at 303-288-1535. Here's a CBS4 report from shortly after the killings.
Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
More from our Mile High Murder archive circa April 1: "Update: Timothy Baca allegedly killed his mom because she was "possessed by demons" (47)."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Westword's biggest stories.