DNA obtained from an accused cyberstalker has resulted in his arrest at the Texas slaying of a 21-year old girl 17 years past.
Andy Castillo, 57, was detained Friday of murdering Cynthia Palacio at Lubbock at July 2003, leaving her partially nude body from the side of a rural street.
Police said Palacio, the mum of a 2-year-old woman, was strangled.
KWTX-TV reports that Castillo was arrested and detained in January on behalf of cyberstalking property representatives at the Waco area with lewd messages and threats to rape their kids.
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Police said they consider Castillo cyberstalked additional realtors in 20 cities and 10 nations, the channel reported.
Following the arrest, deputies took DNA from Castillo together with his approval.
That DNA matched DNA taken in the Palacios crime scene, Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe stated in a news conference Friday.
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He said researchers had worked hard to bring close to Palacio’s family.
“That is the reason why we sort of shudder in the term’cold instance,”’ Rowe stated.
The sheriff stated Castillo’s rap sheet contains”plenty of fees” for violence against girls.
He said researchers were wanting to affirm Castillo’s connection to the murder of Linda Carbajal, 21, at New Deal, Texas, in 2004.
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“If we are in a position to confirm that via precisely the exact same sort of DNA test we managed to perform with Ms. Palacio, then… we shall make that statement and document these fees,” Rowe explained.