Sheriff: Suspect confessed to murder of 20-year-old Katrina Cast

Sheriff: Suspect confessed to murder of 20-year-old Katrina Castillo

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Sheriff Kelly Rowe says the suspect in the murder of Katrina Castillo confessed to murdering the 20-year-old Monday. 

Rowe said Xavier Garcia, 20, details consistent with the crime scene. Garcia was found driving the victim's car and was taken into custody on unrelated charges, Rowe said. 

Homeowners near E. 2nd Street and Olive found Castillo's body in their backyard Monday.  Investigators were able to identify Garcia as a person of interest due to his prior connection to the property. 

The cause of death was determined to be multiple sharp force injuries. 

Garcia is jailed on a $350,000 bond. 

If you know anything about this case, call 911 or 806.775.1600. 

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