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MPs continue to search for Leonardo Pimental-Lopez, charged with the murder of Nelaine Castellano in Atascocita

ATASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) – There is an urgent search for a man wanted for the murder of his wife in northeast Harris County.

Leonardo Pimental-Lopez, 27, is accused of stabbing to death his wife, 21-year-old Nelaine Castellano, at a home in the 17500 block of Holroyd, near Merrylands in Atascocita on Tuesday night.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted a photo of the wanted murder suspect, who is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet tall and about 150 pounds.

According to Gonzalez, he has straight black hair and a tattoo on at least one arm. He was last seen in a black floral print shirt and camouflage pants.

Gonzalez said the man and woman, who are from Cuba, were staying with relatives at the time of the stabbing.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a man accused of stabbing his wife to death in Atascocita

When deputies arrived at the Atascocita house around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a gun jamming call, they found Castellano’s body in the foyer. Pimental-Lopez was nowhere to be found.

Investigators said there was a fight between the couple before the fatal stabbing, although the exact details of the disagreement are unknown.

At the time of the stabbing, six other adults and one child, a 7-year-old owned by the homeowners, were inside the home, lawmakers said. Officials said none of them were witnesses.

Investigators are urging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Pimental-Lopez to contact the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100.

If you see the suspect, Gonzalez said not to approach him and call 911 instead.

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