Memphis Police Seek Information On Backpacker Found Killed In Nonconnah Creek Last Year

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Memphis Police are searching for a killer in a cold case, where a backpacker from New Mexico was found dead in a creek.

Officers were called to Nonconnah Creek north of Lakeview Road February 11, 2017. There they found the body of Dominic Castillo, 22, of Albuquerque. They say the body appeared to have been in the creek for some time, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police say Castillo had come through Memphis while on a cross-country backpacking trip. He arrived in Memphis January 22, 2017 and was last seen downtown. He was seen with a backpack, and a three-legged brown dog.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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