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Woman fatally stabbed at Placerville-area home, child wounded

Bernardo Castillo
Bernardo Castillo El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A 24-year-old man and a white Ford Explorer are being sought in connection with a Placerville-area homicide that occurred late Tuesday afternoon.

Bernardo Castillo is wanted for questioning in the fatal stabbing of a woman and wounding of a child at a residence in the 3000 block of Newtown Road, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The Sheriff’s Office also is looking for a 2002 white Ford Explorer with California license plate number 4XTF911 in connection with the case.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at about 5:15 p.m. and found a woman dead inside the home. A child also was located in the residence suffering from stab wounds and was transported to a hospital for treatment, the news release said.

Castillo is described as Hispanic, about 6 feet tall, weighing 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Castillo or the vehicle is asked to call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office at 530-621-6600.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy