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Whittier Police Seek Person of Interest in a Suspicious Death Investigation

Posted On: September 12, 2017

At approximately 7:30 this morning, officers were called to the 11700 block of Floral Ave. in the City of Whittier, regarding a “man down.” Responding officers found an unresponsive adult female who was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time the Whittier Police Investigations Bureau is handling the case as a suspicious death. The victim’s information is being withheld pending notification of family.

56-year-old Rafael Castillo has since been identified as a person of interest in this investigation. Castillo is described as male Hispanic, 5-11, 220lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a 1998 Nissan Altima Lic#6XEW444.

If you have any information regarding this case or if you know Castillo's whereabouts, please contact the Whittier Police Department Investigation Bureau at 562 567-9283 or LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800 222 Tips (8477). For media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer John Scoggins at 562 244-0045. #whittierpd

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