Search warrant: Bloodstains, DNA collected in Kayla Gomez-Orozco case

Search warrant: Bloodstains, DNA collected in Kayla Gomez-Orozco case
Gustavo Zavala-Garcia (Source: Smith County Jail)
Gustavo Zavala-Garcia (Source: Smith County Jail)

BULLARD, TX (KLTV) - Bloodstains and other evidence could provide new insight into the case of Kayla Gomez-Orozco, whose body was found in a well after she went missing from a church in Bullard.

Officials collected swabs from bloodstains in a red and tan Ford F-350 truck, according to an inventory list of evidence. The list was part of several search warrants filed by officials that KLTV obtained Wednesday.

Kayla went missing during a Nov. 1 prayer service at a church in Bullard. Her body was later found in a water well on FM 2493. Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, 24, of Mexico, has been arrested for capital murder in connection with the case.

The search warrants show officials also searched the concrete well where Kayla's body was located, two structures and the property the well resides on.

At the crime scene on FM 2493, swabs were collected from the concrete well lid. Officials also found white cloth with flowers, a roll of gray duct tape, a shoe string and four gray sleeveless t-shirts.

A team recovered her body along with two black shoes with sequins and a necklace with a heart pendant.

Investigators searched at least four vehicles in connection with the case.

They collected DNA from Zavala-Garcia's black Chevrolet crew cab. The same vehicle was seen on surveillance video leaving the church. Bloodstains were collected from the front passenger seat of red and tan Ford 350 and officials also tested stains in the backseat of that vehicle.

Swabs were taken from the passenger side window of a white Ford 350 owned by Zavala Pools Construction, where Zavala-Garcia was employed. That vehicle was found at a location on County Road 152, near the Zavala-Garcia home.

The search warrant affidavits shows a timeline of the case, pieced together by investigators.

"During the course of the investigation, investigators learned the suspected party contacted his employer ... requesting to borrow one of the business' vehicles to assist with the search of the victim. (The employer) did not answer. ... (The employer) is unaware if suspected party used one of the vehicles due to the business show being unlocked ... ," the document reads.

According to the affidavit, Verizon Wireless records were used to determine the movement of the suspect's phone.

"Analysis showed a total of six connections in which the phone used cell towers that would be consistent of the phone traveling northbound on Highway 69 westbound on County Road 152 and arriving in the vicinity of FM 2493 in Bullard, Texas, which is the address of the suspected place," the document reads.

Investigators allege that during the 17-minute time difference between when Zavala-Garcia arrived at his home and entered the residence is when he concealed the body.

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