Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details
REFERENCE NUMBER: 40 - Solved
RELATED YEAR: 2004
On Monday, 04-19-2004, the body of Linda Trevino Carbajal was discovered on a rural dirt road in northern Lubbock County, Texas. Carbajal had suffered blunt force injuries and had been strangled. Carbajal was a resident of Lubbock, Texas, and was 21 years old at the time of her death. Linda Carbajal's murder has been linked to the 07-15-2003 murder of Cynthia Palacio.
On September 3, 2020, Andy Castillo was arrested for the murders of Linda Carbajal and Cynthia Palacio. Earlier, in 2020, Castillo was arrested for an unrelated crime in Waco, Texas, and after his DNA was collected and entered into the state CODIS database, a match was obtained to the Carbajal and Palacio murders.
On August 27, 2021 Castillo died at a Lubbock hospital. Castillo still in custody, was awaiting trial for the two murders upons his death.
Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides informationthat leads
to the arrest of the person/persons responsible forthis crime. To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters
MUST call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous.
Tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
Information on this case may also be submitted in the following manner:
- Submit a Tip Online thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website
- Contact us by telephone at 1-800-346-3243. Your information will be forwarded to the Texas Rangerassigned to this case.
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