In an arrest warrant, Fort Worth police say Irving resident, 54-year-old Stanley Szeliga, murdered 22-year-old Abigail Saldana after shooting her multiple times. Szeliga had been threatening, stalking, and harassing his victim.
Saldana was found dead in her vehicle on October 26 near the southern entrance to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. She worked at Rick's Cabaret at 15000 Airport Fwy.
Police was dispatched to Highway 183 eastbound around 8:40 p.m. on October 26 in reference to a car speeding off the shoulder of the road and into the grass.
The first detective to arrive on the scene said Saldana’s car had three bullet holes in it. He later found three shell casings and broken glass at the intersection of Amon Carter Blvd. and State HWY 183. The detective said he believes she was shot there before entering the freeway.
During the investigation, it was revealed that Saldaña had complained about Szeliga stalking her. Detectives saw one of Saldaña’s Instagram posts from Oct. 14, which showed a tracker Szeliga had allegedly placed on her car. Saldaña’s family also told the Fort Worth Police Homicide Office that she was afraid of Szeliga because he was “stalking and harassing” her.
On Oct. 27, the Forth Worth Police Department SWAT served a search warrant at Szeliga's apartment in Irving. Szeliga refused to leave his apartment.
SWAT members were able to enter and found him with several self-inflicted cut marks around his neck area. He was treated on scene by Fort Worth Police Tactical Medics and was later transported to a Dallas hospital. Later he was transported to the Fort Worth Jail.