DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(1132020)-OPD INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS DEATH & KIDNAPPING

ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH AT APPROXIMATELY 9:22AM, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO THE 1800 BLOCK OF EAST 49TH STREET IN REFERENCE TO A CHECK WELFARE. OFFICERS LOCATED A DECEASED MALE INSIDE THE RESIDENCE. THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION, CRIME SCENE UNIT AND ECTOR COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS’S OFFICE ALL RESPONDED TO THE SCENE. AT THIS TIMETHE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING THIS AS SUSPICIOUS DEATH, FOUL PLAY ISN’T BEING RULED OUT. THE DECEDENT HAS BEEN SENT FOR AN AUTOPSY AND THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING JONATHAN ANDREW CASTILLO, 32 YEARS OF AGE. CASTILLO IS CURRENTLY WANTED FOR KIDNAPPING “3RD DEGREE FELONY” AND “ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.” ON JANUARY 11TH AT A APPROXIMATELY 8:46AM, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO THE 4200 BLOCK OF NORTH GRANDVIEW IN REFERENCE TO A REQUEST OFFICER. THE COMPLAINANT REPORTED THAT HE OBSERVED A MALE SUBJECT, LATER IDENTIFIED AS CASTILLO, ASSAULT A 37-YEAR-OLD FEMALE AND FORCED HER INTO A VEHICLE WHILE SHE WAS SCREAMING. THE COMPLAINANT ATTEMPTED TO HELP THE FEMALE BUT CASTILLO ASSAULTED HIM IN THE NECK AND FORCED THE FEMALE BACK INTO THE VEHICLE BEFORE FLEEING THE SCENE. ODESSA POLICE LATER LOCATED THE 37-YEAR-OLD FEMALE VICTIM AT A LOCAL HOTEL. THE VICTIM REPPORTED THAT CASTILLO WAS HER BOYFRIEND AND HAD TAKEN HER AGAINST HER WILL. ODESSA POLICE OBTAINED A KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT WARRANT FOR CASTILLO. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO HIS WHEREABOUTS CONTACT THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS AND REFERENCE CASE #20-00787. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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Author: Danny Barrera