Cassidy Jae Castro
3:02 p.m. TUESDAY, JULY 22: San Marcos investigators have found 15-year-old Cassidy Jae Castro “safe and sound” after she disappeared from her home in San Marcos overnight.
Police are interviewing an 18-year old male she was with when she was found; police credited media reports for assisting in locating the teenager.
Officials will say more about the circumstances of Castro’s disappearance when they know more, city spokesperson Trey Hatt said in a written statement.
11:24 a.m. TUESDAY, JULY 22: San Marcos police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager, 15-year-old Cassidy Jae Castro, who was last seen in the 100 block of Autumn Cove in San Marcos about 3:45 a.m. Monday. Police are concerned about the possibility of foul play.
Castro is described as 5-feet, 3-inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, and 115 pounds. Her parents last spoke with her around 3 a.m. on Monday, July 21, said Cmdr. Kelly Earnest, who leads the police department’s Criminal Investigations division.
“It is uncharacteristic of Castro to have left under these circumstances and for her not to contact family or friends,” Earnest said. “She did not have a cell phone with her and her family and friends have been on social media searching for her.”
The teen had been using the apps Snapshot, Instagram and Twitter before her disappearance. A cousin reported that she had asked to be picked up in a Snapshot message that was received after 2:30 a.m. She told her cousin that someone was coming to get her.
The girl’s last contact with friends occurred about 4:30 a.m. Monday and since then, no additional information has been received. Interviews with the teenager’s friends have not produced any additional information.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the San Marcos police non-emergency number at 512-753-2108. Tips may also be reported to the city’s Citizen Observer program as well as to Hays County Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS.Email | Print