Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Victor Sanchez was last seen in the Abbeville, Alabama area on March 23, 2009. Sanchez worked as a contract laborer, performing yard work and other manual labor jobs. He lived at the Roberts Trailer Park, just off State Highway 10 in Abbeville.
He is believed to have been murdered and the search for his body continues. Robbery is beleived to be the motive for the killing. Sanchez was apparently killed by blunt force trauma to the head, and stabbing.
Robert Lee Burns, Sanchez his brother-in-law, pleaded guilty in October 2010 to the felony charge of conspiracy to commit murder. He received a 35-year prison sentence. Burns was one of four people charged for their involvement in the death of Victor Cruz Sanchez in March 2009. Tamara Burns Wilson received a 17-year prison sentence earlier that year after she pleaded guilty to a felony manslaughter charge for her role in the slaying. Wilsonís daughter, Jessica Wilson, Sanchezís former wife, pleaded guilty to a similar charge, and received the same prison sentence. A fourth person, Victor Manuel Solorzano, remains wanted by Henry County authorities for his involvement in the murder. Authorities believe Solorzano fled to Mexico. Solorzano formerly worked at the sod farm where it was believed Sanchezís body was buried. His body has never been found.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Abbeville Police Department
Ricky Stokes News
Namus Dothan Eagle