Dakota Dunes murder suspect jailed in Texas border city

Alfredo Castellanos-Rosales is currently lodged in the Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas, on the border of Mexico, where he'll remain until he can be extradited.

The Union County Sheriff's Office and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking 39-year-old Alfredo Castellanos-Rosales in connection with a homicide in Dakota Dunes.
Contributed / South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. — A suspect wanted in connection to an April homicide in the southern tip of South Dakota has been taken into custody by authorities in a Texas border city, jail records indicate.

According to a jail roster in Webb County, Texas — whose county seat is Laredo — 39-year-old Alfredo Castellanos-Rosales, of Sioux City, Iowa, was taken into custody on Saturday, May 13, on a warrant from Union County, South Dakota.

A wanted poster distributed by the DCI said Castellanos-Rosales lives in Sioux City, but has access to multiple vehicles and could be anywhere in the tri-state area.

Castellanos-Rosales has been sought by authorities in South Dakota since April 26, when 23-year-old Jordan Beardshear was found dead in a Dakota Dunes residence with multiple stab wounds. Following Beardshear’s discovery, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation named Castellanos-Rosales as a wanted suspect, and said the man had access to multiple vehicles and could be anywhere in the tri-state area.

Nearly three weeks later, Castellanos-Rosales was arrested in Mexico on Friday, May 12, and was expelled from the country one day later. He is to remain in the Webb County Jail until he can be extradited to South Dakota.

When he’s returned, Castellanos-Rosales will face one count of first- and one count of second-degree murder. First-degree murder is a Class A felony, punishable by a minimum of life in prison and by a maximum of death.


A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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