Police hunt for SJ suspect as woman's body found

September 17, 2011 7:32:55 PM PDT
Police are investigating the discovery of a body that could be linked to a crime spree that started Friday morning.

Police are still looking for 33-year-old Paul Ray Castillo. Castillo is five-foot, nine-inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. Castillo, a parolee, is considered armed and dangerous.

More than a dozen uniformed officers from the San Jose Police Department and its S.W.A.T. team surrounded an apartment complex near King Road on Saturday.

"We want the community to be aware that he is a dangerous individual," Jose Garcia with the San Jose Police Department said.

Police tell ABC7 Castillo is behind a violent crime spree that started at a Chevron station on Friday. Police say Castillo shot a man while he was pumping gas in his car in what they say may have been a robbery.

A short time later, police say Castillo drove a stolen vehicle to a shopping center near Monterey Road and chanced upon Cindy Nguyen.

Nguyen, 60, was carjacked and taken to an apartment complex off King Road. Officers conducted a yard-to-yard search.

A man was spotted who resembled Castillo and officers fired shots. It's not clear if Castillo returned fire.

One neighbor showed ABC7 what appeared to be a destroyed gate, proof that police are leaving no stone unturned.

Early Saturday, police received a tip that the body of a woman loosely fitting the description of Nguyen had been found along the 500 block of N. 12 Street.

"It's an adult woman of Asian descent," Garcia said. "We're still waiting for the coroner to complete their investigation and identify the person."

Police are still on the hunt for Castillo.

"This is definitely serious, when you have a person rob an individual at gunpoint and shoot him, turn around about an hour later kidnaps a separate individual," said Garcia.

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