An East Naples man who was arrested by Collier County deputies on suspicion of driving and not using a legitimate license this week is being held on a warrant in reference to the 2000 slaying of a Bronx lady.

Christopher Gonzalez, 36, was booked on the Naples Jail Middle. No bail was set.

Deputies stopped Gonzalez, who was driving a 2003 Honda Accord, close to Pine Ridge and Livingston roads at eight a.m. Tuesday after they discovered he was driving with no legitimate license, the Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace reported.

Gonzalez additionally was arrested in April on suspicion of driving with no license, the arrest report states.

Deputies discovered Gonzalez had a number of warrants out for his arrest, together with one from North Carolina and two from New York. 

Gonzalez was sought in reference to the Dec. 2, 2000, killing of Dora Devalle Almontaser, 19, based on the New York Police Division.

NYPD officers stated she was discovered lifeless in her household’s condo at 1186 E. one hundred and eightieth St. within the Bronx. A fingerprint discovered on the scene led investigators to determine Gonzalez, police reported.

Almontaser had been home-sitting for her uncle and was discovered strangled 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 a hospital, family members told the Times at the time.

Angel Serbay was strangled. Her body was found along the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 2005. (Photo: Submitted)

Gonzalez also is a suspect in the 2005 strangling death of a Yonkers woman, The Journal News in Westchester, New York, reported.

The body of Angel Serbay, 25, was found wrapped in a blanket on the side of a road in Greenburgh, New York, on Sept. 3, 2005. 

Gonzalez, who is set to appear in court Nov. 29 for his arraignment, has to go through the court system in Collier on his local charge — driving with a suspended license — before he can be extradited to New York, said Michelle Batten, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

“How long that will take will be up to a judge,” she wrote in an email.


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