Murder Victim's Sons Raise Reward In Search Of Answers
Lee and Josh Sanchez
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than seven months since the murder of Riverbend prison guard Dalia Gutierrez-Sanchez, police still have no answers on who did it.
The 43-year old mom was shot and killed outside her South Nashville apartment. She had just gotten home last August after going out to dinner with friends. She had worked the late shift at the prison and got home around 4:30 in the morning. Police said it appeared to be a random robbery.
Now Dalia's son's, twin brothers Lee and Josh Sanchez, have started a new effort to find their mother's killer. They're selling t-shirts to raise money for a reward, and they've already raised $20,000.00.
They can't understand why people won't come forward to help police solve their mother's murder. "It's the worst thing that's ever happened to us. It's terrible," said Josh Sanchez.
One of their mother's best friends, Karla Cruz proudly wears her t-shirt with Dalia's face on it, and said she still misses her friend very much. "I think about if she was still here," said Cruz. "If I could just call her. Her contact is still in my phone and it probably will be as long as I keep it there. Probably forever."
Whoever killed Dalia also stole her purse. Police said it has never been found. They released a composite sketch of the shooter. Someone saw him leaving the apartment complex.
"It's hard to know that person is still walking around living his life, not paying for what he did," said Cruz. She hopes the extra reward money will finally get someone to come forward and help find her best friend's killer.
Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 74-CRIME.