Gonzalez pleads not guilty in the kidnapping and killing of Middleton. Police say Gonzalez lured Middleton into his family’s apartment, sexually assaulted her and strangled and stabbed her in the neck. Her body was discovered inside a recycling bin. If found guilty of all counts, Gonzalez faces a maximum of life in prison.
Middleton’s body is found in a Santa Cruz dumpster. An unidentified 15 year old allegedly lured her inside his apartment and killed her, hiding her body in a recycling bin. Police Chief:
[The body was] concealed in a way that wasn’t obvious or readily apparent.