Jonesboro death ruled homicide by state medical examiner

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro Police Department detectives are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances on March 17th, 2018 in north Jonesboro.
At approximately 7:50 p.m., Medical First Responders were sent to Gilbert Street for a call of a woman who was not breathing. Upon their arrival, they located the body of the victim, 37 year old Shonda Gonzalez, inside her home.

Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department arrived a short time later and called investigators to the scene. There were no signs of forced entry to the home and investigators learned the victim had a medical condition that may have explained her death. However, because of her age and physical condition the victim’s body was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy.
The preliminary report from the crime lab on March 20th has ruled the death as a homicide.

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Jonesboro Police Department is conducting a Homicide Investigation and request that anyone who has information related to this case to please contact the police department at 870-935-6710 or call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP(7867) if you wish to remain anonymous.

Press Release – Sgt. Stephen McDaniel, JPD




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