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News Release

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Pacoima,   Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 34-year-old Napoleon Eduardo Castro, wanted for the murder of his estranged wife.  

In the early morning hours of May 1, 2010, 33-year-old Pacoima resident Olga Martinez was stabbed to death in a garage of her condominium complex located in the 11000 block of Glenoaks Boulevard.

Detectives have identified the estranged husband of the victim, Napoleon Eduardo Castro, as the suspect in the murder. Castro is described as a 34-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. Castro should be considered armed and dangerous.

A photo of Castro is also available through Foothill Area Detectives.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call Detective Joshua Byers or Corey Farell, Foothill Area Homicide Unit, at 818-756-8860.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.