Amber Alert Discontinued For Southeast Texas Girl

Amber Alert Discontinued For Southeast Texas Girl
Eric Castillo
Eric Castillo

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPDATE: The Amber Alert for 13-year-old Phoebe Nichole Hughes has been discontinued.

DPS Officials report that she was found.

No other information was given/released.


DEWITT COUNTY, TEXAS - An Amber Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old Cuero, Texas, girl.

Police are searching for 13-year-old Phoebe Nichole Hughes.

Hughes is white female, 5'4", 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Hughes was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans with a scar on her left leg.

Officials are looking for 34-year-old Eric Castillo in connection with Hughes' abduction.

Castillo is a white male, 5'2", 185 pounds with brown eyes or red/auburn hair. Officials say Castillo has tattoos on his left ankle, back, chest, left arm, left leg, neck, right ankle, right arm, right leg, upper left leg and upper arm.

Castillo was last seen in a 2010 Black Chevrolet Camaro bearing Texas license plate BX8-B009. We're told that the vehicle has a Marine Corp sticker on the back windshield.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Hughes or Castillo, you're asked to contact police immediately or contact the Dewitt County Sheriff's Office at (361) 275-5734.