A North Carolina man has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list after allegedly murdering a co-worker and fleeing to Mexico.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information on the whereabouts of Alejandro ‘Alex’ Castillo in connection to the 2016 killing of Truc Quan ‘Sandy’ Ly Le, 23, in Charlotte.
Authorities warn that Castillo, 18, remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.
‘This crime was horrific’, says Special Agent Marc Weingrad of the FBI’s Charlotte Division. ‘Sandy was an innocent woman who was shot in the head.’
The investigation initially began after the families of Le, Castillo, and his accomplice all filed missing persons reports days before the victim’s body was found and identified.
Le and Castillo are said to have met while working together at a restaurant in North Carolina’s largest city. According to the FBI, the pair briefly dated before her death.
A joint investigation by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) and the FBI revealed that Castillo had borrowed money from Le. He later arranged a meeting with the victim on the premise of repaying her.
Text messages uncovered by authorities showed that the two had agreed to meet in Charlotte on August 9, 2016.
The FBI cites CMPD Det Brent Koeck as stating that, upon meeting, Castillo had ordered Le withdraw a large sum of money from an ATM.
Investigators estimate that Castillo drove the victim to a wooded area before she was shot in the head.
Le’s body was found in a remote area outside Charlotte on August 17, 2016.
Law enforcement official believe Castillo and Ahmia ‘Mia’ Feaster, who had also worked with the victim and suspect, fled the state in Le’s vehicle and later crossed the US border into Mexico.
The getaway car was found at a bus stop in Phoenix, Arizona.
Surveillance footage captured images of Castillo crossing the border into Mexico, according to the FBI.
He may now reside in San Francisco de los Romo or Pabellón de Arteaga in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes.
Feaster surrendered to authorities in October 2016 in Aguascalientes. Castillo faces state and federal arrest warrants.
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Source: Daily Mail