Who is Eduardo Bonilla-Lopez? Oklahoma teen FaceTimes witness while murdering Haylie Gonzalez
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: An 18-year-old boy has been arrested for killing and kidnapping a 17-year-old girl after confessing to police that he FaceTimed a witness while the victim was dying from a gunshot wound on her head.
Eduardo Bonilla-Lopez, 18, has now been arrested for killing and kidnapping Haylie Gonzalez, 17. According to the affidavit, Bonilla-Lopez FaceTimed a witness to ask for his assistance in dumping a body. During the FaceTime, he showed the witness “a female bleeding from the head in his front passenger seat.” The witness told Bonilla-Lopez to take her to the hospital, but he refused, saying “he didn’t want to or he would go to prison.” Investigators interviewed Bonilla-Lopez and found out that Gonzalez was at his residence when she was murdered. Detectives say Bonilla-Lopez admitted that he FaceTimed the witness while “the victim was still alive but severely injured," and that he drove Gonzalez to another location to have someone else dispose of her body. After this, he cleaned up his car and called the witness back to tell him he took care of the body. Officials say they are still searching for a second suspect.
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We have covered many similar cases in the past. A few months back, the case of Tristyn Bailey's murder made headlines. It was reported that Aiden Fucci, 14, who was Bailey's senior, stabbed the cheerleader 114 times. We also reported the brutal case of Luna Pantaleon's murder. Pantaleon, 17, was stabbed by a teenager, who dumped her body in a creek and went to McDonald's for smoothies after killing her.
Reports suggest that Gonzalez was partying with her friends at Bonilla-Lopez's house when she called a friend and requested a ride, and “sounded scared." “I believe that she called someone because she believed in her heart she wasn't in a good situation,” said Gonzalez’s sister Sonie Gonzalez. Neighbors have said they did not hear anything unusual that night. “Just a regular Fourth of July celebration,” said neighbor Joer McNulty. Reports reveal that when the friend came to pick Gonzalez up, she was nowhere to be found but Bonilla-Lopez, was there "washing his hands." Her sister has claimed that his blue car was seen backed up to the garage and was later hauled away by police. “They said there were bullet holes from inside the car going outside,” said neighbor Rebert Freeman. Later, records revealed that Bonilla-Lopez, FaceTimed his friend on July 4, 2021, while Gonzalez was dying from a gunshot wound on her head. Neighbors said the home belonged to Bonilla-Lopez's parents.
The victim's sister has set up a GoFundMe page to cover the expenses. The page's description reads: "Our financial situation isn't the best and me and my family are seeking help to cover the funeral costs. Estimates are roughly 13,000 for a plot and services. As well as transportation cost to bring her closer to our family in Greenwood Cemetery starting at 3.25 a mile and any other processing fees associated. Any help is appreciated." The page has raised $2,655 of the $15,000 goal.