In her death, the ex-husband and mother of a Los Angeles woman who disappeared days earlier was charged.
Castillo was reported as missing from her Simi valley home on Nov. 10. Castillo dropped her two children off with Ali earlier in that day. According to her mother, Castillo was supposed work remotely as a health navigator for a social service agency.
According to the Simi Valley Police Department, Emily, her sister who lived with Emily, discovered blood in their apartment after she returned home. The authorities said that there was evidence of an “violent attack” on the scene.
Police said Castillo’s personal items, including her phone, keys, and car were still at her house.
Her body was discovered in an area northeast of Los Angeles on Nov. 13. In connection with her death, Ali was later arrested at his Victorville home.
Police said that the two boys, ages 2-5, were not injured.
Ventura County District attorney Erik Nasarenko stated Tuesday that “this was a young mother who had a bright future and was working for a local non profit provider while she was attending graduate school.” “Rachel’s murder is a tragedy in Ventura County. My office will seek justice for her two young daughters and her entire family.”
Investigators have yet to reveal the motive behind the killing. According to Fox Los Angeles, Ali was not subject to any restraining orders and had not been arrested previously locally or statewide.