A murdered child was found Sunday at the Sontera Palms Apartments: Google maps

A murdered child was found Sunday at the Sontera Palms Apartments: Google maps

Update: Angel Lizandro Sanches-Zenteno, 17, was arrested Monday in connection with the strangulation death of his 5-year-old cousin Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez. More …

Dallas police are investigating the death of Kathrine Alejandra Gonzalez, a 5-year-old girl found Sunday in a vacant apartment unit at Sontera Palms, 9505 Royal Lane.

Police say they believe the girl was murdered, they are interviewing potential witnesses and residents, and they are asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact detectives at 214.275.1300.

Officers were dispatched to the apartment community at about noon Sunday; they canvassed the complex for three hours in search of the missing child.

Police say maintenance workers told them about several vacant units. In one of them, they found Kathrine’s body. Kathrine did not live in the complex but her babysitter does, police Maj. Rob Sherwin told the media and neighbors at a press conference Sunday afternoon. He says she has spent a lot of time at the apartments and that many of the residents knew her.