Nearly four months after his murder, family hopes for justice in young dad's death

The family of Ricardo Sanchez said his body was found along Highway 181 South on Monday. (Courtesy: Rose Sanchez)

SAN ANTONIO - This week will mark four months since Ricardo Sanchez was last seen alive. His family is now pleading for anyone with information in the case to come forward and help police make an arrest in his death.

"Please, please, please, please, please help me. I wish I could get on my knees and just beg, beg whoever saw. Please," Angelic Barron said.

Barron and Sanchez have a son who was just two months old when Sanchez was killed.

Sanchez, 28, was last seen alive on February 16 when he was dropping off his other children at his ex-girlfriend's house on Lee Hall Street. A woman who lived at the home said Sanchez was fighting with another man, identified by police as Jose Rodriguez, when she heard two gunshots. When she looked outside, she said Sanchez, his vehicle and Rodriguez were gone. By the time police arrived, there was no sign of Sanchez or Rodriguez, but there was a large amount of blood in the driveway of the home.

Sanchez's body was found a few days later along Highway 181 in Southeast Bexar County, but no arrests have been made in the case.

"He was just not a piece of trash to be thrown like that and just left. He was not. He was a human. He was very loved. He was loved to this day and all the time. He'll always be loved," Barron said as she held her son in one arm and a picture of Sanchez in her other arm.

Now with Father's Day just a few days away, his family hopes someone will come forward with new information. They have created a memorial near the location where Sanchez was last seen alive. They hope the memorial will spark someone to come forward with information.

"I don't want to be holding this picture. I want to be holding him. I just want answers. I just want the people to come forward, so I can hopefully get some closure because right now there's no closure. There's nothing. There's nothing at all," Barron said.

Crime Stoppers has released a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.


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