San Jose Carjacking Victim Found Dead, Suspect At Large

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Police in San Jose continue to search for a parolee-at-large believed to have killed a 60-year-old Campbell woman in a violent crime spree on Friday.

San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia said Sunday morning that Paul Ray Castillo, a 33-year-old man wanted in connection with the carjacking and murder of Cindy Nguyen, remains at large.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:

Nguyen’s body was found at 8 a.m. Saturday in a home on the 500 block of North 12th Street, according to San Jose Police Sgt. Jason Dwyer. Castillo has ties to the home where she was found.

Police believe that Castillo began his crime spree about 10 a.m. Saturday, when a suspect shot a 42-year-old man during a robbery at a Chevron gas station on Lincoln Avenue.

The victim was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and is expected to survive.

The suspect fled the scene in a Nissan 300Z that had been reported stolen 9 days earlier and was later found at The Plant shopping center at Monterey Road and Curtner Avenue.

Nguyen was apparently carjacked at the shopping center around noon.

A man resembling Castillo was spotted in the area near Mabury and North King Roads Friday, and officers fired shots at him after he did something they considered threatening, Dwyer said. However, he fled into an apartment complex in the area and could not be located despite an extensive search.

Nguyen’s car, a white 1997 Lexus, was found in the area after the shooting.

Castillo was last seen wearing a white or red shirt and dark-colored pants. He is described as a Hispanic man who is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 210 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a thin mustache, police said.

Police consider Castillo armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone coming into contact with him should call 911 immediately.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved)

  • KatyWhozit

    Killed a 60-year-old woman when he already had her car…this is a good reason to keep the death penalty in California.

  • Dee

    Police , please do not capture him alive .

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