Filipina who just moved to Canada found dead near Toronto
MISSISSAUGA — A Filipina mother who moved to Canada just two years ago became the first homicide victim this year in this suburb in the Greater Toronto Area.
Evelyn Bumatay Castillo 43, who lived in Thornhill, reportedly moved from the Philippines to find work and send money back home to her family, which included a son and siblings.
Castillo was found without vital signs Saturday evening after Mississauga firefighters responded to a hotel fire at the Quality Inn at 50 Britannia Rd. E. just after 6:30 p.m. The fire was contained to a room on the second floor, a firefighter officer told the Mississauga News.
Castillo, who had worked as a nanny, was a victim of foul play, based on postmortem investigation, according to police officers.
Police added that detectives have seized security footage from the area as they hunt for Castillo’s killer. Police are looking into whether Castillo was killed at the hotel. Staff there said she stayed there often.
According to Castillo’s online profile, she studied at Lyceum-Northwestern University in Dagupan, Philippines. Friends told Mississauga News that she grew up in La Union, Philippines.
Investigators are asking with information to contact police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205. Anonymous information may also be submitted via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.
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