The name Castro Molina, age 48 has appeared in different narco messages hung from bridges in the city and the surrounding region, presumably by his rivals. The last one threatening him was found with the two young men who were found dismembered and stashed in coolers that were left on the side of the road in Sinaloa de Leyva the other night.
The catalyst to his downfall was a crime that was committed a few days ago in which five youths were kidnapped from a house in colonia Rubén Jaramillo, among the victims were two brothers Arturo and Germán Martínez Castro, who were nephews of Rey Castro. They were killed near a farm in Álamos, Sonora. It has been said that this was the beginning of a manhunt during the last days of Rey Castro's life.
Rey Castro was found dead yesterday at 9:00 am at the previously mentioned farm along with two other people who were with him at the time to work on the construction of a hen house. Using the element of surprise, several gunmen approached with stealth and began shooting with high powered assault rifles. Rey Castro ran and at the same time fired back with a semi-automatic pistol he was carrying until he was hit with an AK-47 round.
Also among the dead was Pablo Rodríguez Quintero who was there to help with the construction of the hen house. Their bodis were found about 50 to 100 meters apart. The other dead man was Manuel Zing, 23 years old and was a resident of colonia La Estrella in Cócorit. This man was apperantly at the farm 'Baceran' looking for legitimate work. The gumen who surprised Rey Castro and his companions did so by approaching and leaving the farm on foot. Their vehicles were found about 100 meters from the crime scene.
Officers found dozens of spent AK-47 shell casings, 3 trucks including a tractor and a dump truck. It is suspected that there were who people were working nearby who could hear the gunfire but they ran off to avoid becoming victims themselves. Agents of the Public Ministry took possession of the bodies and evidence for further investigation.
These are some of the narco messages found before his death.