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Woman stabbed to death in Placerville identified. Wounded girl, 4, expected to survive.

Bernardo Castillo
Bernardo Castillo El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A 49-year-old woman was stabbed to death and a little girl suffered multiple wounds Tuesday in a violent Placerville incident that still had authorities searching for the suspect late Wednesday.

The woman was identified Wednesday as Silvia Castillo, 49, of Placerville. The 4-year-old child, who was not identified, is expected to survive.

Bernardo Castillo, 24, is being sought in the woman’s killing. The El Dorado Sheriff’s Office also is looking for a 2002 white Ford Explorer with California license plate number 4XTF911 in connection with the crime.

Silvia Castillo and the child were stabbed in a residence in the 3000 block of Newtown Road, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and found Silvia Castillo dead and the girl wounded inside the home.

No further information was released Wednesday about the search for Bernardo Castillo or his relation to Silvia Castillo and the girl.

“This investigation is rapidly evolving and to protect the integrity of it we are not going to be releasing any additional details at this point,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Bernardo Castillo is described as 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.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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