Houston Police investigates after woman’s body found in ditch

2 months ago

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A missing woman’s body was found in a ditch alongside a northeast Houston road on Tuesday.

Police identified the remains found on the side of Beaumont Highway near the 610 Loop as 38-year-old Yadira Pena Castillo. She was reported missing on Feb. 18.

Castillo’s 10-year-old son lives with her mother in Cuba; her husband said she would call her mother every day to check on her child.

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  • The man added that Castillo was working in the nightclub business in Houston and would visit him in Las Vegas.

    “She was a really good person, a really good soul. She cared about everybody, about her friends, about her family,” he said.

    The body was identified through fingerprints and had no signs of trauma; a cause of death is pending autopsy results.