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Fernando Castro

Fernando Castro

Fernando Castro is a 19 year old from Vallejo, California.

Kidnapping and Assault

On Wednesday May 25, 2016 at about 7 a.m Fernando Castro was last seen armed with a gun dragging a bloodied 15 year old girl named Pearl Pinson while she screamed for help in the Vallejo area.

Fernando Castro and Pearl Pinson were last seen at an pedestrian bridge that crosses Interstate 780, near Home Acres and Taylor avenues in Vallejo at about 7 a.m. Witnesses called the police reporting that they heard multiple shots being fired.

Police issued Amber Alert: LIC/5XZD385 (CA) to help find Pearl on Thursday May 26, 2016.

Police are looking for a gold 1997 four-door Saturn with California license plate 5XZD385 related to the case.


Fernando is a Hispanic / Latino male and was last seen last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, possibly wearing reading-type glasses. Fernando has black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 foot 6 and weighs 148 lbs.

Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Mattson at 707-784-7061.

Callers may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-STOP (7867).

Or you can reach Pearl's mom Rose Pinson at (707) 561-1022.


Fernando shot at police, then drove into a mobile home park in Solvang County.

There, he jumped into another vehicle and continued shooting at police, before being fatally shot by return fire.



Citation Linksfgate.comArticle about the kidnapping and Fernando's death
May 27, 2016, 12:51 AM
Citation Linkfacebook.comFacebookpost about Pearl's kidnapping by Solano Crime Stoppers
May 26, 2016, 7:50 PM
Citation Linklatimes.comLos Angeles Timesarticle about the kidnapping
May 26, 2016, 7:55 PM
Citation Linkkcra.comArticle about the kidnapping and the Amber Alert
May 26, 2016, 8:32 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comVehicle similar to the one that police are looking for
May 26, 2016, 8:32 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHeadshot of Castro
May 26, 2016, 8:33 PM
Citation Linkwww.chp.ca.govPage on the California High Way Patrol Website about the Amber Alert and description of Fernando Castro and Pearl Pinson
May 27, 2016, 12:38 AM