ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities in Adams County want the public’s help in solving the stabbing deaths of a 50-year-old woman and her grandson.
Raelynn Gonzales and 18-month-old Fabian Gonzales were found dead in their apartment located in the 2800 block of West 66th Place on Jan. 3.
According to police, the child and his grandmother were both stabbed inside the apartment above where the two lived with the child’s mother, Felicia Gonzales.
Initially police were only calling 18-month-old’s death a homicide and it was assumed Raelynn Gonzales killed him, but now her death is also ruled as a homicide. Months later the family still wants to know what happened inside the apartment.
Police say their leads have gone cold and they need more tips to solve the crime.
Felicia Gonzales told CBS4 she came home to both her mother and baby dead. She said she was only gone for a few hours, and in that timeframe the murders happened.
Police believe the murders happened between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“Who would do this to them, especially my son? He was just learning how to walk, barely living life,” Felicia Gonzales said just after the murders.
The revelation that both were murdered came as no surprise to the family. They never believed the grandmother could have committed the crime.
“Just imagine there’s somebody out there right now that did this and is capable of doing it again,” said Sonny Cisneros, Raelynn Gonzales’ son-in-law.
The family says Raelynn Gonzales had no enemies and whoever walked into the apartment did not force entry. There was also food cooking on the stove. The baby was found in his playpen.
“He was just a baby. He was barely learning to walk, he could barely talk. It’s just horrible. Who could harm an innocent baby?” said Dawn Gonzales, Felicia Gonzales’ sister.
“The detective said they could hide all they want. They could skip states, skip country, but they’re going to get found,” Cisneros said.
“We need justice. My mom and my nephew deserve and need justice,” Dawn Gonzales said.
A reward is being offered in the case. Anyone with information about the homicides is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).