College Point man killed in NJ

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A College Point man was found dead Monday morning in an Atlantic City motel room, according to the Atlantic City prosecutor’s office.

Police discovered the body of 27-year-old Victor Castillo after entering a room in the Rodeway Inn at 3601 Pacific Ave. at about 3:30 a.m. following a 911 call about a disturbance there, said Madelaine Vitale, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office.

Atlantic County Medical Examiner Dr. Hydow Park conducted an autopsy on Castillo Monday, but further tests must be performed before the cause of death can be determined, according to the prosecutor’s office.

More information about Castillo, crime scene descriptions and other details were not available Monday afternoon because the slaying was still under investigation.

“The prosecutor’s office Major Crimes Unit were notified and responded and are investigat­ing,” Vitale explained. The Atlantic City Police Department is assisting with the investigation.

A man who answered the Rodeway Inn’s listed phone number Monday afternoon said he did not have any details about the death because he had not been working when the body was found.

“The police are already here. Still the police are investigat­ing,” the man said. “Please, we are busy with the police investigation right now, so don’t disturb us. Thank you very much.”

A spokesman for the ACPD declined to comment and referred all inquiries to the prosecutor’s office.

Anyone with information related to Castillo’s death is asked to visit or call Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-658-8477.

Reach reporter Connor Adams Sheets by e-mail at or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 138.

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Cleo from College Point says:
Staying in a motel in AC when you already live in College Point? AC's nice hotels are for people who can't afford a real vacation just as Spa Castle is for people who can't afford a better escape.

Why would you go to a MOTEL in AC?
Oct. 5, 2012, 10:09 pm

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