Photo: Carlos Castro
Carlos Castro, a well known Portuguese journalist, was found castrated and killed at the Times Square InterContinental Hotel in New York City yesterday.
After the 65-year-old’s body was discovered in a pool of blood and his scrotum severed, police sought 20 year-old, Portuguese male model Renato Seabra, who had been staying with Castro at the InterContinental.
Seabra was found later in a local hospital getting treatment for cuts and abrasions. It is believed Seabra attacked Castro after being accused of taking money from him. The two men had been dating for several months, with Castro paying for Seabra to join him in NYC to ring in the New Year.
Castro was a well known gay rights activist and had his writings appear in Diario de Noticias, 24 Horas Correio and Luso-Americano. He is revered in Portugal as one of the country’s first social columnists.