- Associated Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a 27-year-old Las Vegas man is in custody awaiting his transfer in custody to California to face a murder charge in the death of a woman whose body was found last month off a road near Interstate 15 in Escondido.

Records show that Paul Castro is being held at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas pending a court extradition hearing on Monday.

San Diego sheriff’s Lt. Kenn Nelson tells the Union Tribune (https://bit.ly/2mpV5In ) that Castro was sought in the shooting of 23-year-old Antonia Herrera of San Marcos. Her body was found Jan. 12.

Nelson says Castro was identified by another man who was in a car when Castro allegedly shot Herrera several times.

Nelson says Herrera had lived for a time in Las Vegas.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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