By: Michael Stevens
Published: Jan 8, 2021
Carlos Castro Dead - Portugal journalist found castrated. Carlos Castro was found dead inside a room at the Times Square hotel Friday. Police say the journalist was brutally beaten and mutilated.
Castro, 65, was found lying face-up in a pool of blood inside his 34th-floor room at the InterContinental New York Times Square on W. 44th St. about 7 p.m., police said.
The prominent gay activist had been bludgeoned in the head and his scrotum cut off, according to police.
His suspected killer - Renato Seabra, a Portuguese male model who was staying with Castro at the InterContinental - was found hours later at Roosevelt Hospital in Midtown.
Seabra, who was seen arguing with the journalist in the hours before the murder, went to the hospital for treatment for scrapes and cuts on his hands and his face.
But when a nurse saw the injuries and the police description of Seabra, she called 911.
The model was arrested a short time later and taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation Saturday morning.
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