REFUGIO (June 13, 2011)—Registered Texas sex offender Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez, 53, died while in the act of raping an elderly woman in the small coastal community of Rivoli, the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Sheriff's Sgt. Gary Wright says the incident happened June 2 after Gutierrez rode two miles on a bicycle from his home to the home of his 77-year-old victim.
Wright said Gutierrez, who was 5-foot-7 and weighed between 230 and 250 pounds, sneaked into the woman's house and began to rape her at knife-point.
During the attack, he said he wasn't feeling well, rolled over and died, authorities said.
His body was sent to the Nueces County medical examiner in Corpus Christi for autopsy.
Gutierrez was on parole after serving a sentence for aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child.
According to the state’s registered sex offender database, the victim was a 7-year-old girl.