Name: Andrea R. Gonzalez
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: November 20, 1993
Location Last Seen: Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama
Date of Birth: January 21, 1988
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 37 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: A scar on the left side of her forehead near her hairline.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Andrea Gonzalez was reported missing by her father and stepmother, who claimed she walked away from their trailer in the middle of the night. In 1995, her stepmother admitted to accidently scalding Andrea in the tub. She claims to have treated the burns and put her to bed. Hours later Andrea was dead.
Andrea's stepmother says she wrapped the body in plastic garbage bags that were tied to a concrete block with electrical cord. Andrea's father confessed to throwing her body off the Mon Dye Bridge into the Upper Bear Creek Lake.
Two trash bags and a concrete block were located during the search for Andrea's body, however, she has never been found.
The father pleaded guilty to manslaughter and testified against his wife. A jury convicted the stepmother of child abuse and she served time on a 10-year sentence until her release in 2001. The father was released in 1997, after serving two years for manslaughter.
A memorial to Andrea was dedicated by then-sheriff, Larry Plott, in front of the sheriff's department in 2009.
Agency Name: Franklin County Sheriffs Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 256-332-8811
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Not listed
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Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/15/15
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.