Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are offering a $125,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2001 death of Pfc. Amanda Gonzales (see photo) in Hanau. This is an increase from the previous $100,000 reward offer.
Gonzales, 19, was four months pregnant at the time of her death. Her body was found Nov. 5, 2001, in her third-floor barracks room on Fliegerhorst Kaserne after she did not report for work. Gonzales, on her first assignment in the Army, was assigned to Headquarters Supply Company of the 127th Aviation Support Battalion as a cook. She had been in Germany only eight months.
The death was ruled a homicide by asphyxiation.
“Increasing the reward to $125,000 is a testament to the determination we have in solving this case and bringing the person or persons responsible to justice,” said CID spokesman Chris Grey. “We are confident that someone out there knows something about the untimely death of this Soldier and her unborn child, and we are not giving up. We strongly encourage anyone with information to contact us immediately.”
People with any information regarding this case should contact their local CID office or CID Headquarters in Virginia at 571-305-4349/4302 or email CID at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those wishing to remain anonymous will be honored, and information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable under the law.
(Criminal Investigation Command release)