Another arrest made in Pahrump murder case

Krista Hostetler

Silvia Castillo

Another arrest made in Pahrump murder case

CREATED Jan. 26, 2013

Nye County (KTNV) -- Another suspect was arrested Friday by the Nye County Sheriff's Office, in connection with the death of man on Jan. 23.

35-year-old Sylvia Castillo of Pahrump was apprehended and questioned by detectives, after her co-conspirator, Peter Helfrich, was arrested the previous day for killing another man.

Castillo admitted she became aware that Helfrich had killed the man and subsequently assisted him in driving the man's body several miles east into Wheeler Canyon.

Officers said both Helfrich and Castillo then disposed of the man's remains.

Castillo was booked on two charges (accessory to murder and destroy/conceal evidence of a crime) and is currently being held on bail in the amount of $100,000.

The man killed has not been identified.

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