Man Tricks Estranged Wife Into Meeting Up And Runs Her Over, Police Say
Police are looking for a man accused of repeatedly running over his estranged wife with his truck in San Diego, and they believe he may now be in Mexico. Cesar Castillo, 37, allegedly tricked his estranged wife—whom he'd be separated from for about a year—into meeting up with him under the guise of going Christmas shopping for their three children. The pair was seen together in the 1100 block of Elm Avenue in Chula Vista on Friday, shortly before 7 p.m., KSWB reports.
Chula Vista police say a witness saw Castillo strike the woman with his white Chevy Silverado. The witness said that Castillo then made a U-turn, drove past the woman, then turned around once more and drove through the yard in order to run over the victim again. The victim died at the scene. Castillo also hit two fences and a car during the attack, NBC San Diego reports.
"It was obvious to the witnesses that it was intentional," Chula Vista Police Officer Lt. Fritz Reber told KSWB.
Police believe that Castillo planned to lure her over and then kill her because he was jealous that she was trying to move on with her life. They also believe that he most likely went to Mexico after the attack.
Castillo is considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a 1998 white Chevy Silverado with the license plate 6H89420. The truck has some front-end damage on the right side from the car he hit during the attack.
Anyone who has any information should call police at 619-585-5665.