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December 30, 2013

Man murdered on doorstep

MILLEDGEVILLE — A 33-year-old Hispanic male was murdered at his front door Friday night, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.

Capt. Brad King said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. at 108 Selma Drive.

Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez said the preliminary autopsy confirms Francisco Lopez Castillo died from a single shotgun blast to the chest.

“From what the witnesses are saying, he answered his front door and before he could get the door all the way open he was shot,” King said.

Gonzalez said the body is currently undergoing analysis at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

Crime scene evidence supports the location and cause of death.

As of Monday morning the BCSO had no complete description of the suspect and is still processing physical evidence. Detectives will exhaust every lead to find the culprit, said law enforcement officials.

“Every detective is running down leads, people that knew (Castillo) and people that had any kind of contact with him that we know of earlier that day,” King said.

The preliminary investigation doesn’t show the murder was drug or gang-related.

“This early in the investigation it appears to be somewhat domestic,” King said. “It’s nearly vengeance or execution for it to happen that fast.”

Castillo was a United States resident for nearly 14 years, spending several of those years in Milledgeville. The victim worked for the same landscaping company throughout his community stay, according to the BCSO.

The murder victim was a hard working, law-abiding citizen by all accounts.

“From everyone we’ve spoken to, he kept to himself, went to work and come home,” King said. “That’s basically all he did.”

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