Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details

Eglena Diaz

Eglena Diaz Deleon
Company: F   Reference Number: 140 - Solved
Race: Hispanic
Sex: Female
City: Seguin
County: Guadalupe
Related Year: 1992

Details: On 09-19-1992, the body of Eglena Diaz Deleon, 15 years of age, was located inside the courtyard of a local church in Seguin, Texas.  Eglena was attending the annual Fiestas Patrias Deiz y Seis celebration with a cousin.  An autopsy determined Eglena died the result of strangulation and a stab wound to the throat.  On 03-01-2002, the Texas Rangers assisted the Seguin Police Department in the re-investigation of this case.  DNA evidence linked Guadalupe Chino Sandoval Jr. to the commission of the murder.  On 03-10-2003, a Guadalupe County Jury found Sandoval guilty of the murder.  On 03-17-2003, Sandoval was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

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