Police capture murder suspect who allegedly dumped body in barrel
SAN ANTONIO – Authorities captured Jesse Ray Castilla, 36, who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man whose body was found stuffed in a barrel.
Castilla was arrested without incident on the North Side on Wednesday.
Police believe he was involved in the murder of Joseph Camarena. Camarena's body was found in the early morning hours of Nov. 18 on the city's South Side.
According to a police report, two witnesses told officers that Castilla told them to go to his house to help him put a large plastic barrel in the back of a pickup truck.
ARRESTED! Thanks to tips from the community SAPD was able to locate and arrest Jesse Ray Castilla today for his alleged involvement in the homicide of Joseph Camarena back on Nov 18th. Castilla was located on the city’s Northside and was taken into custody without incident. pic.twitter.com/efPpNiLiZu— San Antonio PD (@SATXPolice) November 30, 2017
Castilla then asked the witnesses to get rid of the barrel in exchange for money, the report said.
The witnesses told police they believed there was a body in the barrel because they saw two feet sticking out of it, police said.
They dropped off the barrel at a turnaround near Texas A&M University-San Antonio, the report said.
The witnesses led an officer to the barrel, which contained Camarena's body, police said
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