Man Arrested On Murder Complaint In Death Of 17-Year-Old OKC Teen Presumed Dead


Monday, July 12th 2021, 10:43 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


OKLAHOMA CITY -

An Oklahoma City teen who went missing on the Fourth of July is now presumed dead. Police said her last moments alive were witnessed on FaceTime.

According to police, they are still looking for the body of 17-year-old Haylie Gonzalez.

And while police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for her death, her family said they’re clinging to hope.

Eduardo Bonilla-Lopez, 18 now sits behind bars, arrested Friday on a murder complaint. Despite his arrest Gonzalez's sister prays for her safe return.

“Hopefully someone is helping her get better and will help get back, like hey she’s alive or something,” said Gonzalez’s sister Sonie Gonzalez.

According to reports, Haylie Gonzalez was partying with friends at Bonilla-Lopez's home when she contacted a friend, requested a ride, and “sounded scared."

“I believe that she called someone because she believed in her heart she wasn't in a good situation,” said Gonzalez.

Neighbors said they did not hear anything unusual that night.

“Just a regular Fourth of July celebration,” said neighbor Joer McNulty.

Reports show when the friend arrived to pick Gonzalez up, she was nowhere to be found. Bonilla-Lopez, was there "washing his hands." 

Her sister said his blue car was seen backed up to the garage and was later hauled away by police.

“They said there was bullet holes from inside the car going outside,” said neighbor Rebert Freeman. 

Records show Bonilla-Lopez, FaceTimed a friend on July 4 while the victim was dying from a gunshot wound to the head. He allegedly asked for help in dumping a body.

In the days following her disappearance neighbor Freeman said he saw police watching the house for days.

“He's like we're watching this house, I guess they're waiting on the detectives to see if they want to get a warrant on the house or not,” said Freeman.

Police told him it belonged to Bonilla-Lopez.

Neighbors said the home belonged to Bonilla-Lopez's parents.

There's a GoFundMe to help with funeral costs.