Local artist captures disbelief over toddler’s death on canvas

Published: Jun. 3, 2020 at 5:25 PM CDT
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Skcoobaveli Trevino was one of hundreds of Central Texans showing support for Frankie Gonzales, the 2-year old boy found dead Tuesday morning in a dumpster next to a North Waco church, less than 24 hours after his mother told police he disappeared during a visit to Cameron Park.

"When I found out it was a deeper story than that, it just touched me," Trevino said.

"I needed to put something on board."

In 2 1/2 hours, a blank canvas became a visual expression of confusion and disbelief, emotions shared by many Central Texans.

"My lasting memory is going to be this and how much the community came together for one child, and most of us didn't even know this child," Trevino said.

"When we found out the story, the whole community gathered up. So, Frankie, to me, is Waco. It shows us that we can get together and do big things.

"There's always a shoulder to lean on, (and) there's always somebody to your left and right. We saw it (Monday) with all the turnout and hopefully it continues to do so to where people say, 'Hey, there are people that care about me in this community. Waco is a good place to be."

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