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North Carolina teen added to FBI Most Wanted list; charged with 2016 murder

October 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
North Carolina teen added to FBI Most Wanted list; charged with 2016 murder

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The teen from North Carolina who authorities said killed and left his girlfriend’s remains in Cabarrus County has been placed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

A reward of $100,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest of Alejandro Castillo who is wanted for the 2016 slaying of 23-year-old Truc Quan “Sandy” Ly Le, whom he had previously dated. Castillo was 17-years-old at the time of the murder.

The woman’s remains were discovered in Harrisburg after officers tracked Le’s phone.

A joint probe carried out by the FBI and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police indicated that Castillo owed Le money, roughly $1,000. Texts between Castillo and Le showed they were going to meet in Charlotte on August 9th, 2016, so he could pay her back.

When Le arrived to meet Castillo, he apparently had no plan to pay back the money. CMPD Detective Brent Koeck revealed that Castillo had Le take out a large amount of cash from an ATM and authorities believe he took her to a remote, wooded area and shot her in the head. He then left her body in a ravine and left the state with his new girlfriend in Le’s vehicle.

Castillo and his accomplice, Ahmia Feaster, then traveled to Arizona and crossed the border into Mexico. However, two months after the murder, Feaster turned herself into Mexican police and is facing charges in North Carolina.

Castillo remains on the lam and detectives believe he may be in Pabellón de Arteaga or San Francisco de los Romo, in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico. He may also be in the states of Guanajuato or Veracruz.

Castillo has been charged with murder and was federally charged in February with unlawful flight to evade prosecution.

“This crime was horrific,” Special Agent Marc Weingrad of the FBI’s Charlotte Division said. “Sandy was an innocent woman who was shot in the head.” Weingrad thinks that the substantial reward in the case—where tipsters can remain unidentified and still be eligible for the cash—will motivate someone to contact them with information.

“The FBI has a long reach, and… we will not rest until Castillo is captured and brought to justice,” Weingrad continued.

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