Man suspected of killing his common-law wife

Juan J. Castillo, 29, has been charged with murder. He is believed to have fled in a green four-door 1997 Infiniti I-30 with Texas license plates BC9R855

February 10, 2010 9:18:33 AM PST
Investigators are trying to find a man after his common-law wife was found dead inside her home on Houston's south side. Police went into the home off Jezebel near Jethro after family members said they hadn't been able to contact the woman. Monica Victoria Leija, 36, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the master bedroom. Leija was last seen when she went to work on February 4.

Leija's common-law husband, Juan J. Castillo, 29, has been charged with her murder. He is believed to have fled in a green four-door 1997 Infiniti I-30 with Texas license plates BC9R855, which is registered to Leija.

Anyone with information on this case or on the whereabouts of Juan J. Castillo is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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