Simi Valley police are working “across the clock” to discover a younger mom who vanished from her house final week, forsaking her keys, telephone, automotive and “a big quantity of blood.”
Fearful family of Rachel Castillo, 25, summoned police Thursday night after her sister found the disturbing scene on the house they shared on Nation Membership Drive. Primarily based on the quantity of blood and the presence of Castillo’s private objects within the residence and automotive in her parking spot, detectives have labeled her as probably “in danger.”
“We need to find her as quickly as potential and we hope for the best-case state of affairs — that she is alive and properly,” mentioned Simi Valley police senior officer Casey Nicholson, including that, “investigators are actually working across the clock.”
Castillo was final seen by her sister, Emily, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday on the house the place they lived with Castillo’s two sons, ages 2 and 5.
Her mom, Robyn Castillo, mentioned the boys’ father got here to select them up within the morning and her daughter was imagined to spend the day working from house at her job as a healthcare navigator for a social companies company. When Emily Castillo returned house round 8:30 p.m Thursday, her sister was gone and there was a considerable amount of blood inside the house.
“I used to be operating round the home to see if I may discover her someplace… I checked her rest room, underneath her mattress, her closet, my closet, the laundry room, my rest room and my bed room however she wasn’t anyplace in there,” she informed KABC.
Police mentioned Castillo’s family have been cooperative as has the daddy of her youngsters. Court docket information present she initiated divorce proceedings earlier this yr.
“My understanding is that he has been cooperative proper from the start,” Nicholson mentioned.
Police commander Ritchie Lew cautioned that authorities haven’t “even decided a criminal offense has occurred.”
“We don’t actually have a suspect as a result of we don’t know what occurred,” Lew mentioned. “What the detectives are attempting to determine is what occurred and the place she is.”
Robyn Castillo mentioned her daughter, who was raised in Simi Valley, was a accountable one that wouldn’t have left her youngsters and obligations. Along with her job, she was learning for a grasp’s diploma in medical psychology at Pepperdine College’s on-line program with plans to grow to be a wedding and household therapist.
The Castillo household spent Saturday hanging fliers, organizing search events and attempting to aide the police investigation.
“We’re simply doing the most effective we are able to,” mentioned Robyn Castillo. “If anyone noticed something about Rachel’s disappearance, I’d actually love for them to come back ahead.”
Castillo is described as 5 toes 2 and weighing 105 kilos with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anybody with data relating to Castillo’s whereabouts is requested to name the Simi Valley Police at (805) 583-6950.