By Brad Bell, John Gonzalez
September 2, 2014
BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (WJLA) – Anne Arundel County Police say a co-worker is accused of killing a woman found murdered inside a Popeyes restaurant in Brooklyn Park on Sunday.
Moises Gomez-Castillo was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree murder for allegedly killing a woman at a Brooklyn Park, Md. Popeyes on Sunday. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)
The Popeyes location in Brooklyn Park, Md., where a female employee was found murdered. (WJLA)
Moises Gomez-Castillo, 26, was arrested Monday and charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and theft.
Police said Gomez-Castillo worked at the Popeyes on and off for the last seven years.
A manager found 47-year-old Luzviminda Monreal, of Laurel, suffering from traumatic injuries in the back stock room of the restaurant, which is located on Ritchie Highway. Monreal was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of Monreal's death was "multiple sharp force injuries" and the manner of death to be "homicide."
Detectives theorize that Monreal caught Gomez-Castillo stealing, prompting him to attack her.
Moises Gomez-Castillo charged with robbery and murder of fellow Brooklyn Park, Md. Popeyes employee | WJLA.com
Popeye was unavailable for comment but, Alice was heard saying "This kind of Crap didn't happen when we employed White people!"