Francisco & Liliana Gonzalez- Mexico- 1999 Oct 12, 2015 7:43:55 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 12, 2015 7:43:55 GMT -5
(Pictuted: Above: Left: Francisco Javier Lopez Gonzalez Right: Liliana Lucero Mercado Gonzalez Additional info on fugitives available at FBI.Gov links at bottom of this posting)
Boy's Death Was A Mystery
For nearly two years after his death, Dhilan Randhal Mercado Gonzalez was known by another name..."Nino del Contendor" which translates to "the dumpster boy" in English.
Authorities in Mexico say that no one knew who the 4-year-old boy was when his remains were found in a trash dumpster inside a cardboard box container approximately three blocks from a police station in Aguascaliente, Mexico. The body appeared to have been badly beaten and the boy was seemingly a victim of abuse his whole life. The Mexican news media dubbed the unidentified boy as 'Nino del Contendor" and the story received national media attention for months.
Everything changed in June 2001, when an individual came forward to police and asked to see a clearer picture of the unidentified boy. The informant told police that the boy's name was Dhilan Gonzalez and that his parent's were former business associates. That's when cops turned their attention to Liliana and Francisco Gonzalez.
A History Of Abuse
Cops say that the informant met the child when he went into business with Dhilan's stepfather, Francisco Javier Lopez Gonzalez. Throughout the course of their dealings, the informant also met the Dhilan's mother, Lilianna Gonzalez.
When police began investigating the pair, they concluded that Francisco was responsible for the little boy's death and that the mother may have complicity in the crime. Neighbors of the family told police that they had witnessed the Gonzalezs' punishing Dhilan in public. At times, Dhilan allegedly had to kneel on stones in the family's yard for long periods of time. Investigators interviewed Dhilan's grandparents and they spoke of various incidents of abuse committed on their grandson at the hands of his parents.
Police were also able to track down a cab driver who recalled picking up Francisco at a bus terminal. Cops say that during the ride, Francisco kept in his lap a large cardboard box. The cab's destination was the same dumpster where Dhilan's body was later found. The cab driver later identified the man in his cab as Francisco Gonzalez.
However, police say that Francisco's abuse wasn't exclusive to his step-son Dhilan. Detectives learned that Francisco was previously married to a woman with two children and that the younger of the two died under Francisco's care. According to police, Francisco's first wife blamed him for the child's death, however, there was never any conclusive proof that Francisco played a hand in the fatality.
In 2003, police say that an individual matching Francisco's description was observed at the offices of the DIF, or Mexican Family Services, inquiring about how he could adopt a child. He told an employee that he had just lost a child.
Cops say that Francisco took pictures at weddings, communions, graduations, and baptisms for a second income. They believe he may still be doing so to fund his life on the run. Francisco also likes to dress well, often wearing long sleeve shirts, ties and dress pants.
Lilianna likes to bake breads and pastries and has worked as a dietician, according to police. In the past, she has reportedly taught low fat cooking classes. Lilianna also has a penchant for making ribbons and hair pieces for young ladies.
Both Francisco and Lilianna attended meetings and had associations with Gnostics. Gnosticism is the teaching based on Gnosis and concerns the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by intuitive means. Cops say that Francisco fancied himself a theolgan or philosopher. Also, authorities say that the dumpster where Dhilan was found was only 3 to 4 blocks away from where the Aguascaliente Gnostic Association held its meetings.
Neither Francisco nor Lilianna have been spotted in Mexico since 2003 and Mexican authorities believe that the pair are hiding out in the United States.
Thoughts? I was torn on whether or not to add this case to our website since I no longer see either Francisco or Liliana on the FBI's website, but then I realized to myself this case is so tragic you'd think we'd hear if they've been caught. So I'm going to decide to assume they're still wanted but if anyone has proof otherwise, please feel free to let us know. Even though this crime was committed in Mexico, this couple was aired on AMW and also on the FBI's website because it was believed they fled to the U.S. But who knows where they are now.
Admin Note #1: According to archived FBI.Gov wanted poster, Anyone with information on Francisco and/or Liliana Gonzalez's whereabouts should contact their local FBI field office or embassy. (Just in case, if they are no longer handling this case, please contact your local police or crime stoppers line in your respective area or country.)
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