The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office today identified the body of last night’s homicide victim. The Homicide Investigation continues. Details will be released as they become available.
VICTIM: CRYSTAL ANN MORADO, 11/05/1984, 5’1”, 120, Brown Hair, Green Eyes, of Salinas, CA.
A commercial trucker making a west bound run on Hecker Pass Highway noticed the victim's vehicle as he passed. All seemed normal. About one hour later (12:30 PM), on his east bound return trip, he noticed the vehicle in the exact same location.
He approached the vehicle to check on the status of the female and discovered the unresponsive victim, slumped over in passenger side of the vehicle, with some visible blood on her person. The car headlights were on and the motor was running.
Anyone with any details of this case, or that saw anything of note in the area of Hecker Pass Rd. and Pole Line Rd., in Gilroy, should contact Detective Sgt. Dean Baker at (408) 808-4506 or (408) 808-4400 (24hr.). If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact our Tip Line at (408) 808-4431 and refer to this case.