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Real Name: Antonio Magana Castro
Aliases: Tony Castro, Antonio Magana, Antonio Castro Lopez, Pedro Campos Zapata
Wanted For: Murder, Attempted Murder, Robbery
Missing Since: July 23, 1994

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Details: Mexican national Antonio "Tony" Castro is a dangerous fugitive who on July 20, 1994, walked into a house in Sacramento, California, that was for sale and attacked real estate agent William Goulart, stabbing him multiple times and then taking William's car. Two days later, the burnt out shell of William's car was found in rural Washington on the property of a 72 year old disabled man named Mike Fadeff. On July 23, Mike's body was found in his home; he had been murdered and Tony Castro was the prime suspect. The apparent motive for the murder was for Mike's gun collection and truck, which Castro was spotted driving by the California Highway Patrol. He sped down Interstate 5 in Shasta County and the patrolman kept Castro in his sight and called for backup. They tried to catch him in a cul-de-sac, but he escaped into the rugged Sacramento River Canyon. One of the largest manhunts in Northern California began which involved state and local law enforcement, but Castro was able to elude his trackers while going down the river. The next morning, Castro was in a small town called Lakehead, where he purchased a car from a woman and vanished. Within the next two days, Castro ran into several hikers and campers in Shasta County. Although police do not believe that Castro hurt anyone else, they believe it is only a matter of time before he strikes again. He was last seen in Orange County, California, where he has relatives, and is described as 5'7", 170 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes, gold-capped front teeth, is missing part of his right index finger, and would now be 44 years old.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 20, 1995 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.
Results: Wanted
Links: None


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