Arlington Police Department

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*********UPDATE **********

Casteneda was arrested in Lewisville, TX on December 1, 2022 by U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force  ******************

The Arlington Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a person of interest in an ongoing murder investigation.

Detectives would like to speak with 44-year-old Jose Luis Moreno Castaneda regarding the death of 44-year-old Evila Yanes. On October 30, 2022, Ms. Yanes was found deceased from blunt force trauma in a parking lot along N Cooper Street.

Through the course of their investigation, detectives learned that she and Mr. Moreno Castaneda were in a lengthy dating relationship. Surveillance cameras at a local business captured the two of them together on October 29 just hours before her body was discovered. A still image from that surveillance footage showing Mr. Moreno Castaneda exiting the business, as well as a 2021 booking photo of Mr. Moreno Castaneda are posted below.

Mr. Moreno Castaneda has not been seen or heard from since. He is currently on probation for a 2021 domestic violence incident in which he physically assaulted Ms. Yanes. Because he’s failed to communicate with his probation officer regarding his current location, a violation of probation warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Moreno Castaneda’s whereabouts should contact Det. Krystallyne Robinson at (817) 459-5935. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477.

Ms. Yanes' family has asked APD to share the below statement on their behalf:

"Evila Yanes was a kind and good mother who was taken far too soon. She did everything for her children. She has two grandkids who continue to ask about her. The days since her death have been very hard for us and will only get more difficult with the holidays approaching. We need justice. Please, if you have information, call Arlington Police."

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Cedar Hill, TX: On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at approximately 5:23 p.m., Cedar Hill Police Officers and Fire Department personnel responded to the intersection of Bear Creek Rd. and S. Duncanville Rd. in reference to a shooting with injury.

Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The unknown suspect was seen exiting a vehicle, approached the victim on his motorcycle while he was stopped at the intersection, and is believed to have shot the victim. The suspect then fled the area in the unknown vehicle.

We are asking anyone with security cameras along Bear Creek between Joe Wilson and Duncanville Rd to contact us so we may review the video footage. This is an active investigation and anyone with information is urged to call the Cedar Hill Police Department at 972-291-5181.

This is the second homicide in Cedar Hill in 2022.


Officer Chris Malone

Public Information Officer

972.291.5181 x2590