Greenville, Texas- Officers with the Greenville Police Department searched all Saturday evening for Stella Gonzales. The elementary school teacher was reported missing by family Saturday afternoon after they say she walked out of the back door of her home off of Tulane Street and never returned.
Gonzales was known to exercise near a small reservoir off of Wolfe City Drive, which locals refer to as Reservoir #5. Officers searched the area all Saturday evening, using K-9 and never located Stella. Gonzales’ husband posted on Facebook Sunday morning that video footage was found of Stella walking towards the reservoir.
A search team searched the area again Sunday morning. A Hispanic female was located deceased.
Crockett Elementary, the school Gonzales was employed with, has since confirmed that Stella Gonzales was found deceased, offering prayers for students and staff.
Greenville Police Department released a short statement late Sunday evening, confirming that a Hispanic female body was found and that the cause of death is pending the medical examiners examination.
This is an ongoing investigation, we will update as we learn more.