Hidalgo Co. Sheriffs Identify Body

POSTED: Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 6:20pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Unique tattoos did help identify a body found earlier this week in Edinburg now the investigation into who killed him and how is underway. The victim is 29-year-old Rafael Echavarria Castillo. Sheriff, Lupe Treviño, says the victim was identified by his mother who lives in Puerto Rico.

Castillo was discovered at the intersection of Blanco Road and Rojo Street at the Papalote Subdivision around 4:30 p.m. He died of multiple gunshot and stab wounds.

“A lady in Puerto Rico filed a welfare concern with local authorities.”

The sheriff’s department says Castillo rented a van and they're asking for the public's assistance in locating it. It’s gold, 2007 Dodge Caravan with Texas License Plate number: 994-VLN.

If anyone has any information on the vehicle, you're asked to call the Sheriff's Crime Stopper Line at: (956) 668-8477.

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