The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) is investigating a domestic dispute turned homicide in Wimauma, a press release states.
According to the release, on Saturday, September 23, 2023, just before 5:30 am, the HCSO Communications Center received a call reporting one person was deceased after a domestic altercation. When deputies arrived, they discovered an adult male with upper body trauma in the 3300 block of Sanchez Ranch Lane.
"It is sickening to see a domestic situation tragically escalate into a brutal murder," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "The poor actions of one person have permanently and irreparably changed the lives of this family. Our hearts go out to the family during this time of unimaginable grief and loss."
Detectives are currently working to locate Osmin Castillo, 21, for his involvement in this case. Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the suspect's whereabouts is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813)247-8200.
"There is no reason, no excuse, and no circumstance that justifies resorting to violence, especially between loved ones," said Sheriff Chronister. "To anyone out there who may be living in fear of domestic violence or suspects the potential for such a situation in their lives, please hear me loud and clear. You are not alone, and there is help available."
HCSO encourages anyone who feels they are a victim or that there is a potential for domestic violence to use available resources in the community. The Spring provides safe spaces and empowering services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. If you need help, please contact them at 813-248-7233.
As of publication, the investigation is active and ongoing; updates will be released by the HCSO Public Affairs Office.