Family struggles in the wake of a fatal Echo Park stabbing

Fatal stabbing took place near Echo Park Lake restrooms

Fatal stabbing took place near Echo Park Lake restrooms

ECHO PARK —  The fatal stabbing of 28-year-old Hugo Castillo, who died after being attacked at Echo Park Lake in July, has left a big void in the lives of his family and friends, reports the L.A. Times.  His girlfriend, Yvonne Rosaz, is now left to care for Castillo’s two young sons. Says the L.A. Times:

“Now, Rosaz not only has lost her partner, but also the primary caregiver for her sons, ages 3 and 5. Castillo prepared family meals, always trying to make healthful food. He did the laundry and kept the house clean, Rosaz said.

Her sons are taking the loss hard. Evan, the oldest, has begun having tantrums. Lately, Erik has been listless. Rosaz herself can’t sleep. She has dreams in which Castillo is alive, and she wakes to the reality that he is gone.”

Castillo, a resident of South Los Angeles, was hanging out with friends near the public restrooms on the north side of Echo Park Lake when he was fatally stabbed by a man. The suspect, who is believed to be homeless, may have been angry over the mistaken belief that Castillo and friends were making fun of him, police said.  The suspect remains at large.

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  1. The mentally-disabled homeless population is out of control. Garcetti has done nothing about this except let it get out of his hand under his watch.

  2. The mayor and the detectives seem not to do anything about this crime ..this was my son a great person and father of two kids who are left without a dad at such a young age this person walked away from the scene with this park full of people and many of them were pokeman goers and he was with 3 friends someone saw something and know who this person..

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