Joshua James Gonzales (10/24/95) is wanted for child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class 3 Felony, for an incident that is believed to have occurred on Monday, September 11 in the 1400 block of S. Pierson Street. The incident was not reported to law enforcement until Thursday, September 14, when the victim’s mother and the victim, a toddler in dire need of medical attention, were spotted outside an elementary school in Denver. The victim was admitted to the hospital that evening with life threatening injuries, including severe head trauma and a lacerated liver, but she is expected to survive.
The toddler’s suspected assailant, Josh Gonzales, has not been located and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding him. Gonzales is a Hispanic male, 5’7”, 200 lbs, with black shoulder length hair, and a “W” and “S” tattooed on each arm. If you see Gonzales or know of his whereabouts please call (303) 271-0211 immediately. If you have information pertaining to this case, please call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (303) 271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867); reference case number 17-24749.