LANCASTER – Sheriff’s homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of woman found Sunday night in her mobile home in Lancaster, authorities said.
The woman has been identified as 45-year-old Lidia Castillo, according to Ed Winter of the L.A. County Coroner’s Office.
Castillo was found by family members around 9 p.m. inside her trailer at the Desert Palms Mobile Home Park in the 2500 Block of East Avenue I in Lancaster, according to Sheriff’s Homicide detective Ray Lugo.
Family members told detectives they hadn’t seen or heard from Castillo since last Wednesday (June 19), so they went to check on her welfare and that’s when they discovered her body, Lugo said.
The trailer had been ransacked and items were missing, along with Castillo’s vehicle, Lugo said.
Castillo lived at the residence with her boyfriend, who is also missing, homicide detectives said.
Detectives are attempting to locate both Castillo’s boyfriend and her vehicle, described as a red 2007 4-door Chevy Impala with Nevada License Plate #805 YBH. Detectives have not released the name of Castillo’s boyfriend.
Castillo’s cause of death will be determined by the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, detectives said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).