Murdered: Elena Sanchez Hawkins
Murdered

Elena Sanchez Hawkins

A young mother is assaulted and killed by a potentially known assailant

Last updated: November 18, 2021

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Murdered

Last updated November 18, 2021

Elena Sanchez Hawkins

A young mother is assaulted and killed by a potentially known assailant

  • Elizabethtown, KY
  1. Date of Death:January 8, 1992
  2. Birthday:September 3, 1962
  3. Age at Incident:January 1, 1970
  1. Race:Hispanic/Latino
  2. Gender:Female

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On the morning of Wednesday, January 8th, 1992, Michael Hawkins, Elena’s husband left early for his job at a convenience store. As he often did, he called home around 7 am to make sure their oldest son was awake and on the school bus. Nobody answered and Michael called again. Finally, his younger son, just three-years-old, answered and told him that “momma’s bleeding.'' Sometime between 7:30 am and 9:50 am, Elena Sanchez...

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Hawkins' House

Elizabethtown, KY

The home where Elena was murdered. There were no signs of forced entry anywhere in or around the home, leading investigators to believe that Elena possibly knew her killer.