Car salesman found dead after test drive

CHICAGO, IL – A car salesman from Illinois was found dead in Chicago, about an hour and a half away from his dealership, following his disappearance on a test drive with two clients. Crisóforo Osorio-Gonzalez, 36, employed as a manager at 21st Auto Sales in Rockford, departed on a test drive with two prospective buyers on Feb. 10. However, he never returned.

Gonzalez’s body was discovered the next day in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, with the execution-style gunshot wound on the back of his head being cited by the Cook County coroner. The vehicle used for the test drive was found abandoned elsewhere in Chicago, according to police.

The tragedy has left the dealership owner demanding justice. “I haven’t slept good…I just want justice. We all want justice. Families. Everybody wants justice,” the owner said, describing the deceased as a happy and people-centric individual.

While the police have not made any arrests yet, Gonzalez’s family has been searching for answers. His sister, Araceli Osorio, noted that her brother was very cautious and always communicated his whereabouts.

While violent crimes dropped by 20% and shootings declined by 32% in Rockford from 2022 to 2023, the city’s violent crime rate is still among the highest in the country, as indicated in the 2023 Crime Rates in US Cities Report.