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NCSO appeals to public for help in solving murder

Manuel Samano Castillo

Manuel Samano Castillo

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in solving the murder case involving Manuel Samano Castillo of Covington.

Castillo, 41, was found stabbed to death by an unknown assailant in his home on May 31 around 11:15 p.m. He had managed to call 911 for help, but died shortly after NCSO deputies arrived on the scene at Lot 14 of Pineridge Mobile Home Park off Ga. Highway 20 in western Newton County.

"We're just hoping the public will call us with some information," said NCSO Lt. Tyrone Oliver. "We're still talking to people and trying to develop leads."

Authorities have stated that Castillo lived at the location with other relatives, including a son, but no one else was at home at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the NCSO at 678-625-1412. Tips can be given to the NCSO anonymously at 678-625-5007 or through their Web site at www.newtonsheriffga.org and clicking on "anonymous tips." Those who want a response from NCSO personnel should leave contact information.