Body of Missing SJ Woman Found

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    NEWSLETTERS

    If you know where this woman is call San Jose police.

    Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found near San Jose as a homicide.

    Valerie Calderon Casillas, 28, was reported missing on Sunday.

    Police said her body was found midday Wednesday by a road worker in the area of Sierra Road and Skyview Drive in unincorporated Santa Clara County.

    Detectives believe Casillas was the victim of a homicide, but have not yet determined the circumstances and motive for her death. She was last seen entering either a silver Pontiac Grand Prix or a blue Chevrolet Tahoe SUV around 3 a.m. Sunday near Waverly Avenue and Orlando Drive.

    She was reported missing later that day at about 7:15 p.m., police said. Her disappearance was investigated as suspicious. Casillas' murder marks San Jose's 32nd homicide of the year.

    Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Anthony Mata or Detective Jaime Jimenez at (408) 277-5283. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or visit www.svcrimestoppers.org.