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San Diego police are searching for a man who allegedly ran over his estranged wife multiple times and left her in the roadway to die.

According to KTLA, Cesar Castillo, 37, is suspected of killing his wife with his white Chevy Silverado around 7 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Elm Avenue in Chula Vista.

Although Castillo and his wife had separated about a year ago, investigators believe that Castillo tricked his wife into meeting that night to buy Christmas presents for their three children.

“He was jealous she was attempting to move on,” Chula Vista Police Department Lt. Fritz Reber said.

The woman’s name was not released but was said to be in her 30s. She died at the scene from “massive head and internal injuries,” police said.

"One of the witnesses saw the truck that struck her drive southbound on Elm, do a U-turn, continue northbound past the woman on Elm, do another U-turn and then drive through the yard over the victim, striking the victim again,” Reber said. “So, it was obvious to the witnesses it was intentional.”

According to the police statement, Castillo worked in the Mission Bay area as a maintenance man and likely fled to Mexico.

Police said Castillo should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with additional information on the suspect or his whereabouts are asked to call 619-585-5665.

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4 comments

  • carol

    Nice Guy!!!! I will never understand when someone does something like this, but I wonder if he just didn’t want to Pay child support! SO i hope he has a good tale to tell his kids because we all get old sooner or later. If he was my dad I wouldn’t speak to him ever again!

  • marianne

    don’t get it… Chula Vista, somewhere around the Mexican border? am from Europe, sorry. But why on earth do they think he just fled over the border and didn’t do more effort to get him?