Homicide - Stabbing on Newtown Road

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 13, 2017 / comments

[Sergeant Tasha Thompson, EDSO]

On June 13, 2017, at approximately 5:15 pm, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office responded to the 3000 blk of Newtown Road in Placerville on a reported stabbing. Upon arrival deputies located an adult female deceased inside the residence.  A child was also located inside the residence suffering from multiple stab wounds.  The child was transported to the hospital for medical attention.

We are currently looking for a 2002 white Ford Explorer, California license plate 4XTF911, it is possibly connected to the homicide.  Twenty-four-year-old Bernardo Castillo, described as a Hispanic male, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 6'0", 190 lbs, is wanted for questioning related to the homicide.

We are asking for the public's assistance with locating Castillo and the vehicle.  If anyone has any information to the whereabouts of them please contact the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office at 530-621-6600.

Homicide Suspect Update
by pio

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified the suspect in the stabbing on June 13, 2017, as twenty four year old Bernardo Castillo.  He is described as a Hispanic male, black hair, brown eyes, approximately 6’0″,190 lbs. A judge has issued a no bail arrest warrant for Castillo. He was last seen driving a 2002 white Ford Explorer, California license plate 4XTF911.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Castillo and the vehicle.  If anyone has any information to the whereabouts of either, they are urged to call their local law enforcement agency or the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office at 530-621-6600or Detective Rich Horn at 530-642-4729.

Castillo should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Homicide Victim Identified
by pio

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

The victim from yesterday's homicide has been identified as 49 year old Silvia Castillo of Placerville.  The four year old girl who was stabbed multiple times had emergency surgery and is expected to survive.

This investigation is rapidly evolving and to protect the integrity of it we are not going to be releasing any additional details at this point.

pio | June 14, 2017 at 12:12 pm |