The investigation into this incident has resulted in the arrest of Moises Gomez-Castillo, a 26 year old male from Brooklyn, Maryland. Gomez-Castillo was an employee of the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen where this incident occurred. Gomez-Castillo has been charged with First & Second Degree Murder, First & Second Degree Assault, and Theft. Additional charges related to Robbery are anticipated. Gomez-Castillo was taken into custody late yesterday afternoon in the Annapolis area and is currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on no bond pending a bail review later today.
Through the investigation it has been determined that the motive for this murder was robbery. Information and evidence has been obtained to suggest that Gomez-Costillo pre-planned the robbery based on his knowledge of the management operations of this business. Gomez-Castillo has worked for Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen off and on for about seven (7) years. During the investigation detectives interviewed numerous people and served search warrants at several locations. Numerous items of evidence have been recovered linking Gomez-Castillo to this robbery/murder, including an undisclosed amount of currency believed to be currency removed from the business during the robbery.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the cause of Luzviminda Monreal’s death, was “multiple sharp force injuries” and the manner of death to be “homicide”.
Based on this evidence, an arrest warrant for murder was requested and received for Moises Gomez-Castillo.
Suspect: Moises Gomez-Castillo, 26, of 100 Block West Jeffrey Street Unit #2, Baltimore, 21225