Family pleads for answers in SLC murder

Posted at 3:29 PM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 00:06:20-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The family of a man found shot to death in an intersection is pleading for information that helps them catch his killer.

Jose Jarquin fought back tears as he begged for tips to help the police investigation in to the murder of his son, Gustavo Jarquin.

Justice for Gustavo"Anyone who has the tiniest bit of information that can help this investigation," he said through a police interpreter.

Gustavo's mother, Monica Gonzales, sobbed as she spoke.

"I wouldn't like for any mother to have to go through this," she said.

Gustavo Jarquin was found shot-to-death on Sept. 18 at the intersection of Redwood Road and Indiana Ave. Salt Lake City police were keeping tight-lipped about their investigation, but his family was stumped for a motive.

They described Gustavo has a "good son," who had graduated high school and enrolled at Salt Lake Community College. He wanted to be a psychologist to help children with ADHD, like he battled with. Gustavo also volunteered and coached youth soccer. Police said Gustavo was not in any gangs.

"He was a soft-spoke young man, 18 years old, loved by the children he was working with," said Gilberto Regonmagna, Gustavo's coach at the community center he volunteered at. "Giving back to his community. That's how we remember him."

Palu William Lose mugshotSalt Lake City police have named Palu William Lose as a "person of interest" in their investigation into Gustavo's murder. Lose was picked up by police late Wednesday and questioned. Det. Cody Loughy told FOX 13 Lose was not arrested and is not considered a suspect in Gustavo's homicide at this point.

Police announced a reward for information that helps them solve Gustavo's murder. Anyone with information is urged to call 801-799-3000.