Unsolved Homicide: Sonny Carillo Murder


On July 29, 2011, at approximately 11:24 p.m., officers responded to a fight at an apartment complex located at 47th and Castana Streets. Police officers arrived and discovered a Hispanic male suffering from a stab wound. The victim, Sonny Carrillo, was transported to a local trauma hospital for emergency treatment, but died due to his injuries.

One of the suspects in the murder has been identified as 21 year-old Julio Mendez. Mendez fled the scene on foot, shortly after the stabbing occurred. It is unknown where Mendez is at this time. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Mendez is Hispanic, 5’8, 180 lbs.  He has the numbers ‘32’ and a spider tattooed on the left side of his neck and blue lips tattooed on his left cheek. His left fingers are also tattooed.

About Sonny

sonny carillo
sonny carillo

Sonny Carrillo was killed at the age of 20. He was a college student and employee at Frank’s Toyota in National City. Sonny was a son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. His family is devastated by his senseless murder and desperate for someone to come forward with the location of his murderer.