Arlington PD Seeks Public's Help to Locate Person of Interest in Murder Investigation
By Tim Ciesco
Posted on December 01, 2022, December 01, 2022

Photos of Jose Moreno Castaneda

Thanks to extensive media coverage of Wednesday's announcement, the Arlington Police Department received a credible tip from a member of the public that Jose Luis Moreno Castaneda was at a location in Lewisville, TX. 

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, members of the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force went to that location, found him, and took him into custody on the Violation of Probation warrant that had previously been issued for his arrest.

He was booked into the Arlington City Jail on the warrant. 

Mr. Moreno Castaneda has so far declined to speak with detectives regarding the ongoing investigation into the murder of Evila Yanes. 

At this time, no charges have been filed in connection to that case.


The Arlington Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a person of interest in an ongoing murder investigation.

Detectives would like to speak with 44-year-old Jose Luis Moreno Castaneda regarding the death of Evila Yanes. On October 30, 2022, Ms. Yanes was found deceased from blunt force trauma to the head in a parking lot along N Cooper Street.

Through the course of their investigation, detectives learned that she and Mr. Moreno Castaneda were in a lengthy dating relationship. Surveillance cameras at a local business captured the two of them together on October 29 just hours before her body was discovered. A still image from that surveillance footage showing Mr. Moreno Castaneda exiting the business, as well as a 2021 booking photo of Mr. Moreno Castaneda are posted above.

Mr. Moreno Castaneda has not been seen or heard from since. He is currently on probation for a 2021 domestic violence incident in which he physically assaulted Ms. Yanes. Because he’s failed to communicate with his probation officer regarding his current location, a violation of probation warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Moreno Castaneda’s whereabouts should contact Det. Krystallyne Robinson at (817) 459-5935. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477.   

Report # 2022-03030122

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