Autopsy results reveal a Bradenton woman and her grandson were stabbed multiple times by her boyfriend before he hanged himself, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The preliminary autopsy findings confirmed Golo Felix Caballero Rivero, 49, stabbed Odalys Martinez-Castiles, 50; and her grandson, Zakyel Hernandez, 12, multiple times. Rivero also strangled the boy, according to detectives and the report.
Detectives believe Rivero then called 911 just after 2 p.m. Monday and anonymously reported finding the bodies of a woman and child in front of his home. When deputies arrived to the 2000 block of 38th Avenue West in Bradenton, they didn’t find bodies outside the home. When they entered the home, they found Martinez-Castiles and Zakyel dead from stab wounds.
Rivero had hanged himself, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow.
The motive is still under investigation, and the sheriff’s office will not yet release any details regarding what evidence may have been found in the home.
The sheriff’s office, with the assistance of the Department of Children and Families, is now conducting a child-death investigation. The family has a history of being investigated by the sheriff’s office Child Protective Investigative Division with the most recent contact in 2009, according to both departments.
Court record show Rivero had a history of domestic violence against Martinez-Castiles dating to 2010 when she filed a petition for a protection injunction against him just 10 days before he was arrested for domestic battery.