Woman Arrested in Connection to Pahrump Murder

Pahrump, Nev. -- The Nye County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman Friday in connection with the death of a man on January 23.

Sylvia Castillo, 35, of Pahrump was apprehended and questioned by detectives after her co-conspirator, Peter Helfrich was arrested the previous day for taking the life of a Pahrump man.

Castillo is being charged as an accessory to murder and destroying and concealing evidence of a crime.

Castillo admitted that she became aware that Helfrich killed the man and subsequently assisted him in driving the deceased man's body several miles east into Wheeler Canyon.

She is currently being held on a bail in the amount of $100,000.


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