Boyle Heights: On Friday, January 25, 2002, at approximately 11:20 p.m., 25 year-old Monica Castillo was sitting in her vehicle on the 3500 block of Siskiyou Street. A male Hispanic approximately 20-30 years old approached Ms. Castillo and fired a round into her vehicle, striking her in the upper torso.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported Ms. Castillo to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The motive is currently unknown and there is no further suspect information.
Anyone with information regarding the Homicide should contact Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Detectives at 323-526-3164. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24 hour toll free number at Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This press release was prepared by Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section.