Location: 12600 block of Second Dr., Cutler

Incident Date: 6-27-15

Incident Time: 0605

Case Number: 15-8019

Victim: Pedro Mateo

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Victim – Pedro Mateo 41 years out of the Cutler area

Suspect – Rogelio Barrera 24 years out of the Cutler area (IN CUSTODY)

On 7-1-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives were able to positively identify the victim as Pedro Mateo 41 years out of the Cutler area.

On 7-1-15 an autopsy was conducted on the victim and the cause of death was ruled to be exsanguination due to multiple sharp force trauma injuries.

The suspect in this case is in custody and there are no other outstanding suspects.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can call the TIP NOW line at 559725-4194.


Victim: Hispanic Male Adult, Cutler

Suspect: Rogelio Barrera Castro, DOB: 05-05-1991

On 06-27-2015 at approximately 1839 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 12600 block of Second Drive, Cutler, for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, Deputies located a male subject deceased in the backyard of the residence. 

During the investigation, Deputies located and detained a suspect who was still on scene. The suspect was identified as Rogelio Barrera Castro and was later transported and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility for homicide.    

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. J. Mayberry or Detective Merced Zamora at (559) 733-6211 or anonymous information about this incident 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.