Janil Gonzalez, a 33-year-old member of the U.S. Army National Guard and resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was discovered dead in what appears to have been a murder-suicide in a horrific event that has shocked the town. The loss of a cherished mother, soldier, and friend has caused the community to experience shockwaves of sadness.
Who was Janil Gonzalez?
A native of New York, New York, Janil Gonzalez was a 2009 graduate of Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities. She was the loving sister of Ana Polo Peña, Jesus, Jenny, and Arq Paulette Gonzalez, as well as the devoted daughter of Mery Felipe. Janil was a proud member of the U.S. Army National Guard in addition to being a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Above all, she was a devoted mother who worked hard to give her kids a secure and supportive home.
Janil Gonzalez Cause of Death
On Thursday night, the terrible events took place in West Philadelphia on the 5400 block of Master Street. Officers were sent to the scene, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small, to inquire about the well-being of a man and woman who had not been seen since Wednesday night. Officers found Janil seated in the passenger seat of the man’s Chevrolet Camaro with a gunshot wound to her head after going to his house and getting no answer.
Suspecting that the possible attacker may still be inside the residence, the police sent SWAT teams and put up a roadblock. Detectives investigating homicide were able to get a search warrant and access the property with SWAT. The incident’s facts point to a possible murder-suicide, a horrific possibility that has shocked Janil’s family and the town.