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Whatever happened to... Elevator murder

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Five years ago a Dallas man rode an elevator in an office building for close to 10 minutes looking for a victim. He found one – a woman leaving work. FOX 4's Heather Hays has an update.

In December of 2006 Karen Lafon was leaving her office building in Dallas at about 5:30 p.m. when police said a man shot her twice during a robbery attempt. She died right there in front of the Greenville Avenue building.

Police released elevator surveillance video and tips lead them to 24-year-old Jose Castro. He was found guilty of capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Castro's Family members were shocked, claiming he has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old. But detectives said they never saw any indication of a disability, just a rap sheet that included aggravated assault. At the time of Lafon's murder there was a warrant out for Castro for violating his parole.

Do you have a story or person you've been wondering about? Call Heather Hays at 214-720-3195 or e-mail her at whatever@kdfwfox4.com.

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