Location: 400 Block of East Westfield in Porterville

Case Number: 20-2791

City: Porterville

Posted by: Media Relations

Arrest Made in Porterville Woman Found Dead in Her Home March 2020

Tulare County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives have arrested Victor Castillo for the murder of his ex-wife Reyna Castillo. Reyna was found stabbed to death in her home on March 2, 2020. Investigators found evidence linking Castillo to the murder.

He was taken into custody on August 6, 2020 and has been booked at the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Pre-Trial Facility on homicide charges. This is still an active investigation and a motive for the murder will not be released. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office.

Orignal Post 3/2/20

Porterville Woman Found Dead in Her Home, Deputies Calling it "Suspicious"

Just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday, TCSO Deputies were called to a home in the 400 Block of East Westfield in Porterville for an unresponsive woman.

Deputies arrived on scene and found 37-year-old Reyna Castillo of Porterville dead in her home. Deputies believed her death appeared suspicious and called out the Homicide Unit.

Investigators worked throughout the night processing evidence and interviewing witnesses. An official cause of death is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for today. Foul play has not been ruled out.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit at (559) 802-9563 or (800) 808-0488. Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow email tcso@tipnow.net, text or voicemail at 559-725-4194, or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones. Refer to case 20-2791