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Did gambling debt lead to the execution of Carlos Armin Quesada-Martinez on a Galveston beach?

Updated: Aug 3, 2020




Galveston County, Texas Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a homicide case involving Carlos Armin Quesada-Martinez (AKA Jesse Steven Castro. He was reported missing to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on 2-19-15.


Quesada-Martinez had been missing since Februru 17, 2015 and was finally reported missing two days later by family. On February 22, Quesada-Martinez was discovered dead on the beach in High Island, Galveston County.



His death occurred at this location earlier that morning. His wrists and mouth were bound with duct tape, and he was shot in the back multiple times execution style.


Quesada-Martinez had been missing a total of five days before his body was discovered and is believed to have been kidnapped and held against his will during that time. There are no suspects and no leads. The death may be the results of a drug related debt or cock fighting gambling debt.


The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office has received anonymous and unconfirmed information that Quesada-Martinez, Juvenal Perez of Houston, and Jose Luna of Houston were possibly kidnapped at approximately the same time and their disappearances are related.

You can reports any information you might have in this case to the Galveston Crime Stoppers Anonymous Tip Line at 409-763-TIPS or by visiting galveston.crimestoppersweb.com.



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