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The Case of Lydia Gutierrez

Air Date: Feb. 28

VICTIM INFO:
Lydia Gutierrez, 27

LOCATION:
Gallatin, TN

DATE OF CRIME:
August 12, 2010

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES:
Gallatin Police Department

DETECTIVES / GUEST EXPERTS:
Sergeant Chris Shockley (GPD), Detective Daniel Soto (GPD), Alan Brown.

CASE DESCRIPTION:
Lydia Gutierrez was a beautiful, vibrant, and loving mother to her three young boys: ages 8, 3, and 2. She was a single mom that supported her kids by working at a local restaurant, where she was beloved by both her customers and co-workers alike. On the afternoon of August 12, 2010, Lydia had spent most of the day at home with her two youngest boys, while her oldest son was at school. It was the kind of day she loved most, where she could just relax and spend some quality time playing with her two babies. Later that afternoon, her eight-year-old arrived home from school, only to find a chaotic mess of confusion and tears. His two little brothers had been trying to get their Mom's attention, but she wasn't waking up. When the young boy was finally able to digest the scene before him, he gathered his little brothers and ran to their neighbor’s house where they called 911. The Gallatin PD arrived soon after, and Lydia was pronounced dead at the scene. She had a plastic bag over her head and had been stabbed to death; two knives were still in her neck. Sgt. Chris Shockley of the Gallatin PD is an experienced Detective and was one of the original investigators on this case. This murder bothers him more then any other he’s investigated, and he remains devoted to bringing Lydia's killer to Justice, no matter how long it takes.

HAVE A TIP?
If you have information about the Lydia Gutierrez case featured on Cold Justice on 2/28/14, please email the Gallatin Police Department immediately at info@gallatinpd.org.