Three Arrested in Cold Case of Missing Woman

In a significant breakthrough, Georgia law enforcement officials have arrested three individuals in connection with a woman’s disappearance in October 2019. The woman, Matilde Gonzalez Hernandez, was 42 years old at the time of her disappearance, and her whereabouts remain unknown as her body has yet to be found.

Alejandra Castro, 41, and Samantha Vasquez, 20, have been charged with malice murder, accused of killing Hernandez. Alongside these two, a third individual, Abel Castro, 45, has also been arrested. Both Alejandra and Abel Castro face additional charges of concealing a death and cruelty to children, as per the Cobb County Police Department. The specifics of the child abuse allegations have not been disclosed by the officers.

The last known contact with Hernandez was on October 11, 2019, around 5:00 PM, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. From the onset of her disappearance, authorities suspected foul play, leading the Cobb County police’s cold case unit to take over the investigation.

Hernandez was described in 2019 as being 4 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair reaching the middle of her back, brown eyes, and tattooed eyebrows. The Cobb County Police Major Crimes Unit is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward and contact them at 770-499-4111.

The arrests mark a significant development in a case that has puzzled Georgia law enforcement for years. However, the mystery surrounding Hernandez’s whereabouts continues to loom, as investigators are still searching for her body. The charges against the three arrested individuals shed light on the grim circumstances of her disappearance, but many questions remain unanswered.