Police say revenge note left on slain man's body was misdirection by suspect

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HERNDON, Va. (AP) -- Police in Virginia say a note left on the body of a slain man was an attempt to misdirect investigators.

The Washington Post reports recently unsealed search warrants have shed light on the slaying of 40-year-old Alexander Alfaro Castillo.

Alfaro Castillo was found dead at his mother's house in May 2018 with what appeared to be underwear in his mouth and "MS" carved into his forehead.

On his chest sat photos of a woman and a note that read "He raped me when I was drunk so I killed him." Herndon police spokeswoman Lisa Herndon says an investigation found no supporting evidence.

The warrants say 21-year-old Denis Castillo Hernandez is charged with murder in the slaying and is believed to be a member of MS-13. His trial starts in July.



 
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