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For Immediate Release:
June 03, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
az@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

***** UPDATE *****

   
Topic: Missing Persons
Case #: PD160601206232
Date & Time of Occurrence: 05/31/2016 at 
Address of Occurrence: City of Doral Police Department
  Doral, Florida
   
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Liliana Moreno, (W/F)
Victim's Age: 43
  Miami, Florida
Victim #2:
Victim's Name: Daniela Moreno, (W/F)
Victim's Age: 9
  Miami, Florida


Missing Persons

Mother and Daughter


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department Homicide Bureau is working with the City of Doral Police Department to investigate the disappearance of Liliana Moreno and her 9 year-old daughter Daniela.  Investigators continue to follow all leads and are not discarding the possibility of foul play.  The investigation has led detectives to a warehouse located in Medley.  The evidence that may be found in or around the warehouse is unknown at this time. Detective began a search in the area of N.W. 138 Street & Okeechobee Road and utilized all of its available resources to include assistance from the Ciy of Hialeah Police Department, K-9 Unit. The extensive search continued until sundown and the search was suspended until tomorrow. Details regarding the time and location for the search is forthcoming.      

If anyone has any information regarding this investigation or the whereabouts of Ms. Moreno and her daughter they are urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

UPDATE #1: As investigators continue to work around the clock in the search for the missing mother & daughter, they gathered information that led them to believe that Mr. Gustavo Castano may be planning to harm himself.  For the safety of Mr. Castano, investigators immediately issued a countywide B.O.L.O. (be on the lookout).  Detectives that were in the area of N.W. 138 Street and Okeechobee Road searching for the missing persons, located the pick-up truck mentioned in the radio transmission.  As the officers approached the vehicle, they observed Mr. Castano sitting inside the vehicle threatening to harm himself with a knife.  Detectives immediately intervened and were able to remove Mr. Castano from the vehicle.  Mr. Castano did sustain self-inflicted wounds and was transported to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where he is listed in stable condition.  The vehicle was impounded for further investigation.  Investigators continue to follow all leads and are utilizing all necessary resources in the search for the missing mother and daughter.  We continue to seek the assistance of the community in the search and if anyone has any information regarding this case, is urged to call Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
9105 Northwest 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172-1500
(305)471-1780