Castillo, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 09/14/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Kansas Settlement, Arizona
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 145 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black t-shirt or tank top, long camouflAge at the time of disappearance: -print shorts and green and white skate shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Castillo's hair was cut short at the time of his disappearance. He wears eyeglasses sometimes, but these were left behind. He has a scar on his forearm at least three inches long, and a scar on the back of his head at the right side. He has previously broken his arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Castillo was last seen at a party in the desert near the Blue Sky Road, near Kansas Settlement, Arizona at approximately 2:00 a.m. on September 14, 2008.
There were at least twenty-five guests at the party that night. Everyone made it home afterwards except Castillo, and it's unclear when he left or who with. He had gotten a ride to the party with friends, and left his wallet and cellular phone at home. He has never been heard from again.
It's uncharacteristic of Castillo to leave without warning; his parents said he would always let them know where he was at. An extensive search of the desert area where the party took place turned up no indication of his whereabouts, and his case remains unsolved.
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Cochise County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. August 12, 2019; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.