Rodrigo Castillo: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


Rodrigo Castillo is the Atlanta man who was murdered on August 2, after going out on a dinner date with a woman he met through a dating app. Castillo was found in a car at a little past midnight on August 2. There was a gunshot in his head. His car was stopped in the right lane of Martin Luther King Drive.

Police have said they do not think Castillo’s date was involved in his murder. So far, police have not named any suspects in the case, and there is very little public information about the murder.

Here’s what you need to know about Rodrigo Castillo:

1. Castillo, 33, Was Originally From Mexico But Moved to Atlanta, Where He Graduated From High School and Went on to Emory University

Castillo lived in Mableton, Georgia. He was a graduate of Emory University, where he majored in finance and behavioral management.

Castillo was originally from Mexico, according to Way Joe Lee, a close friend of Castillo’s who owned the crossfit gym where Castillo loved to train. It’s not clear when Castillo moved to the US, but he graduated from Milton High School, in Georgia, according to his Facebook page.

Castillo worked as a Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for BlueLinx Corporation. He prided himself on being a strong leader and wrote on his LinkedIn page, “I strongly believe my success as a leader comes from following this guideline: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to” – Richard Branson.”

Castillo held an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

2. Police Have Interviewed Castillo’s Date, The Last Known Person to Have Spoken With Him the Night He Was Killed

Castillo was apparently murdered while driving home from a date on Friday night. Police said they had no reason to suspect that the woman who went out with Castillo had been involved in the murder. But they were seeking her for an interview, since she was the last known person to have seen Castillo alive.

On Friday, August 10, police said they had located his date and they spoke to her. They did not release her name. “She has been located and we have spoken with her, but at this time there are no new updates to release,” Officer Jarius Daugherty told

Castillo reportedly met her on a dating app. They went to Full Service in Decatur about 8 p.m. The two then went to the Kimball House.

3. Police Found Shell Casings In Castillo’s Car But Haven’t Recovered the Gun Used to Kill Him

Police say that so far they have not identified any suspect in Castillo’s murder. They have spoken to his dinner date, who is the last known person to have seen him alive. But they have not indicated that she was a suspect in the case, and they also have not released her name.

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