An East Naples man Collier County sheriff’s deputies arrested this week on suspicion of driving with no legitimate license is being held on a New York warrant in reference to the 2000 slaying of a Bronx lady.
Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was booked on the Naples Jail Middle on no bond.
Deputies stopped Gonzalez, who was driving a 2003 Honda Accord, close to the intersection of Pine Ridge and Livingston roads at eight a.m. Tuesday after they realized he was driving and not using a legitimate license, in response to a Collier sheriff’s arrest report.
Gonzalez additionally was arrested in April on suspicion of driving and not using a license, the report states.
Deputies discovered Gonzalez had a number of warrants out for his arrest, together with one out of North Carolina and two out of New York, considered one of which was related to an lively murder investigation there.
Based on the NYPD, Gonzalez is being sought in reference to a Dec. 2, 2000, killing of Dora Devalle Almontaser, 19. NYPD officers stated she was discovered lifeless inside her household’s house at 1186 East one hundred and eightieth Road within the Bronx.
A fingerprint discovered on the scene of the crime led investigators to determine Gonzalez, in line with police.
Almontaser had been home-sitting for her uncle and was discovered strangled to dying with a phone twine wrapped round her neck, the New York Times reported in 2000.
Almontaser and her husband lived near the Bronx home, but she was taking care of her uncle’s apartment while he was in the hospital, family members told the Times at the time.
Gonzalez, who is set to appear in court Nov. 29 for his arraignment, still has to go through the court system in Collier on his local charge — driving on a suspended license — before he can be extradited to New York, Michelle Batten, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said in an email.
“How long that will take will be up to a judge,” she wrote.
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