CHANDLER POLICE DEPARTMENT DETECTIVE
Date: April 11th 2007
Case Number: 33-7612-21/A
Detective Reporting: Detective Michael Hale
Fingerprints from the crime scene came back
for one Catalina Sanchez, age 5, daughter of Emelio Sanchez, age
26, currently on trial for the shooting deaths of Molly Walters,
age 6, and Linda Walters, age 32. Deceased are mother and daughter.
Catalina Sanchez has been missing for four days when she was taken
from her maternal grandmother’s residence on April
6th and reported missing the same day.
Blood from the wall and the floor have come
back from DNA with multiple contributions, although rushed
processing is being hampered by possible contamination. Matched
from reference one of the contributions is from Catalina Sanchez
and another from an individual either father or brother, since she
is an only child we assume that contribution must be from Emilio
Sanchez. As he is in prison awaiting trial it is unlikely he was at
the scene himself.
Two other contributions contained matches from
CODIS for Garcia Francis, age 25, and Salvador Vega, age 20. Both
members of the 8th Street Angels gang (Ángeles
de la Ocho Calle) from Central Phoenix – a gang Emelio
Sanchez is a known member. Picked up on numerous charges including
possession of unlicensed firearms, drug charges, intimidation, and
We have been asked to assist the FBI
investigation in to the disappearance of Catalina Sanchez by
pursuing leads developed from this case.
Patrol has been sent out to pick up both
Garcia Francis and Salvador Vega for questioning.