Miami food truck disappears, a 25-year-old is killed

Miami food truck disappears, a 25-year-old is killed

Shortly after 4 p.m. October 1, food truck operator Troy Thomas tweeted an urgent bulletin to his 1,855 followers: "The rolling stove was stolen today if anyone has seen it please let me know."

Within minutes, foodies and other truck operators bombarded 5,000 more people with retweets and replies. Here is a sampling:

@WCFLA: The Rolling Stove has been stolen! Call police if you see it. Not a joke!

@MsCheezious: if anyone sees @theRollingStove truck...call police...it has been stolen PLEASE RT."

@SugarRushMIAMI: Find the stove! RT

@FoodTruckinvasion: Gang need ur help. If you see the Rolling Stove truck call. No joke, truck has been stolen.

Thomas posted a similar plea for help on Facebook, which generated an equally vigorous response. By the end of the evening, the Rolling Stove was a trending topic on Twitter. The Miami Herald and WPLG Channel 10 covered the caper too. The social media buzz had the traditional media outlets marveling at the food truck community's ability to mobilize a BOLO via tweets and status updates.

The truck was recovered two hours later. Forgotten, though, was the story of the truck's theft, which might or might not be have something to do with the murder of a 25-year-old, Puerto Rican-born homebody named Yamil Rosaly Jr. Shortly after dawn October 1, Yamil's mom, Claudia, discovered her son's lifeless body on the front porch. His face had been bashed in. "I feel destroyed," she says tearfully. "He was a good boy who never roamed the streets or had any vices."

Claudia, as well as other relatives and friends of Yamil's, believe Nagib Castillo, a 25-year-old Colombian cook for the Rolling Stove, might have had something to do with their loved one's death. Castillo admitted to Hialeah police detectives that he had gotten into a vicious fistfight with Yamil, but he insisted he did not kill his friend.

A short, chubby young man with a thin goatee and almond-shaped brown eyes, Yamil was born in San Juan in 1983. Four years later, Claudia left her husband and relocated to Miami, where Yamil attended Lora Park Elementary, Miami Springs Middle School, and Miami Springs Senior High.

Yamil got into a lot of fights as a kid because older, bigger children picked on him, says longtime friend Romy Vidal. The boy and his mom moved from efficiency to efficiency in east Hialeah. However, she has never relocated too far from the Burger King where she has worked for the past 15 years. "Yamil always lived within ten blocks of my house," Vidal says. "He loved playing basketball and football at the park."

In high school, Yamil collected baseball caps and liked hip-hop music. "He had about 30 to 40 hats," Vidal recalls. "And he was always the first one on the block to get the latest new rap album."

While attending Miami Springs High, Vidal and Yamil met Castillo, whom Vidal describes as a teen who was constantly in trouble with the law. "We never really got to know Nagib because he was in and out of juvie," Vidal says. "He'd go in for six months and then we would see him when he was released. But it wouldn't last long."

Prior to his violent death, Yamil was a "homebody" who spent his free time searching YouTube for new music artists and played Xbox games against online opponents. "He was superfriendly and a social drinker," his cousin Veronica Soto says, "so it's not like he didn't know how to have a good time."

In 2004, Yamil was kicked out of Miami Springs for skipping too many classes, Vidal and Soto recall. "That was his biggest regret," Vidal says. "He spent close to two years just moping around his house."

Finally, in 2006, his mom's brother got Yamil a job at Dollar Rent a Car, where his uncle is a customer service representative, near Miami International Airport. During his first year of employment, Yamil walked 25 city blocks from his house to Dollar, Vidal says. "He finally saved up enough money to buy a white Mitsubishi Galant. He took pride in his car. He added rims and a $1,500 sound system to it."

Vidal and Soto can't remember the exact date, but a few months before his death, Yamil ran into Castillo, and the pair began hanging out. "Nagib was more laid-back and chill than when he was in high school and getting in trouble," Vidal says. "I wasn't hanging out as much with Yamil, so I guess Nagib filled the friendship void."

Yamil, Castillo, and others would play basketball every Friday and Saturday. The new BFFs would also spend a lot of time drinking together. "There were tons of photos of Yamilito and Nagib together on Facebook," Soto says. "They would throw parties for each other."

Soto didn't understand why Yamil, who had never been arrested, wanted to hang out with someone who had a criminal record. When he was 20, Castillo was arrested for armed burglary. According to a Hialeah police report, on April 7, 2006, Castillo and his girlfriend, Christine Taveras, broke into a house at 480 W. 42nd Pl. while the residents were inside. One of the victims claimed Castillo had brandished a gun. Six days later, Castillo was cuffed while working the stove at an Applebee's in Doral.

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VivlianWozz

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Tpa
Tpa

sorry for your loss

mari
mari

sorry for your pain may god bless you keep fighting for justice be his voice

YamilRosaly1986
YamilRosaly1986

GisseleRomas, created a fake fb account and is sending out messages.I know who you are, so stop sending messages and stop harassing Yamil's friends. I can get your IP address, and with that, your home address.You keep covering up the facts, why don't you tell us word for word, what happened.

The facts are, (FACTS)1. Nagib beat Yamil to death, (he is dead isn't he, and Nagib killed him didn't he)So whether Nagib really meant to repeatedly beat Yamil in the face or not, I don't know, but he accidentally beat him to death and fled the scene. As if leaving Yamil on the ground, bleeding and dying wasn't enough, Nagib fled from police the next day, as a fugitive murder suspect.A few hours later, Nagib had no means of transportation, his wife was mad at him because she witnessed him take a life, (his own friends life), and Nagib was paranoid about staying in his house, so he stole the food truck and dumped it.He has never apologized to the family or friends.

Ralph.M.D
Ralph.M.D

The autopsy probably showed a non-trauma related cause of death, that's why Nagib hasn't been charged. I've read that a substantial amount of alcohol was consumed by Yamil that night. Which probably caused him to asphyxiate on his own vomit after being knocked out by Nagib.

Serg.
Serg.

pincho man is the shit everybody go to pincho man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flyn
Flyn

Homebody is some one who mostly stays home. The word alone is self-explanatory.

LadyVee
LadyVee

Its incredible with all that they know and nothing is being settled!

Pinkcherrylips83
Pinkcherrylips83

I don't care what happened I am boycotting the rolling stove. Sorry but why would they even employ someone who is a potential murderer?? it sounds like that low life nagib should have been put in jail long ago. The system keeps on failing us and allowing these rats roam our streets. I hope there is a strong enough case against him so he can be fairly put on trial.

LADY JUSTICE
LADY JUSTICE

TO YAMIL ROSALY 1986 WHO ARE YOU TO CLAIM ANYTHING. YOU ARE NOT GOD! IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR HEAD IS SO FAR UP YOUR A** YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! ALL YOUR STATED "SO CALLED FACTS" ARE WRONG! YOU WEREN'T THERE SO STOP TALKING AS IF YOU WERE...

Gisseleromas
Gisseleromas

I DONT KNOW WHY ALL YOU PEOPLE KEEP TALKIN SHIT ABOUT SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. YOU ARE ALL SO IGNORANT! DO YOU EVEN KNOW THE DEFINITION OF MURDER? ADVICE TO YOU IS STOP MAKING YOURSELF LOOK STUPID YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE TRUE STORY AND HERE YOU ARE PREACHING AND STATING THINGS THAT ARE FALSE. ALL YOU KNOW IS ALL THE SHIT PEOPLE ARE SAYING. PEOPLE WHO ARE TALKIN SHIT CAUSE THEY WEREN'T THERE. PEOPLE WANT TO ACT LIKE THEY KNOW THE STORY, TELLING THE STORY AS IF THEY REALLY KNEW. SO GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU GO OFF ACCUSING PEOPLE AND STATING THINGS THAT ARE NOT TRUE!....

Yamilrosaly1986
Yamilrosaly1986

It became apparent since the first 48 hours that the detectives in charge of this case were not motivated enough for justice, or educated enough to make an arrest.All feelings aside, my comments only critique based on proper investigation methods and techniques that these detectives failed to perform.Not to mention that people with key evidence or information call the detective and never get an answer, and if messages are left they always go unanswered, phone calls unreturned, only once in a while in the last 45 days have I heard that the detectives finally called back.Anyone with testimony to this, or any comments on the detectives about this, please post them here. If the detective promised to call you back, or to meet with you, and failed to do so, or postponed it, please let me know by detail when and how it happened.I already have enough complains about the lead detectives on this case to forward to the mayor, or state officials, but the more the better.It is also crazy how if you call the detectives main line after 5pm, it will ring forever, with no answer machine at all, what if you had key evidence, or a confession, the line will just ring forever and you will never be able to leave a message, and you might never call again.Never at the office, the receptionist is useless, and never answers her cell phone, I've dealt with other detectives in the past and they take their cases very serious.Instead I heard from a friend, that just last week, the detective was defending the main suspect, saying that if he really did do it, "why did he go to work the next day", not only was that a dumb thing to say because it was a lie, but it was wrong to even assume that or assume anything that is not based on a fact or evidence. Detectives are not to assume, they are to investigate and gather evidence and follow leads.Here is the FACT, the main suspect did not go to work the next day, in fact, he stole the food truck as soon as he got home from the murder, his boss is just covering up for him saying that you can tell, or assume that he was setting up the food truck for work in the morning before he recieved a phone call from his friend or suspect number 2, that warned him that the cops were on their way, so he fled and stole the food truck.So where is the truth, here it is. He did not go to work the next day, he stole the food truck, and dumped it somewhere. (he was not charged for that crime either, but the owner did make a stolen report)Another lie, his boss said on paper, to reporters, that he will fire the suspect that stole the food truck, has he, no he hasn't, he is a liar.If the main suspect plead the fifth to the detectives and did not say one word, well he pretty much implicated himself because his boss knows the entire story, his boss even said the complete story to the papers in the stolen food truck interview, his boss is the owner of the food truck.Another fact, I thought it was against the law for his friend, (suspect number 2) and coworker, to call and warn him that cops were on the way to his house.So should we be happy that 40 days after the murder of a great person, the detective is defending the main suspect.Wait, right after the detective said that, she also told my friend this."Even if he did kill him, it could've been an accident"Once again, why assume, why defend the career criminal and main suspect.Lastly, the detective keeps saying that they are waiting on the autopsy report, now I have researched online, and they do not take this long. Which the detectives do not need the autopsy report, because at the crime scene the csi people can easily tell if there was foul play involved or the violent nature of the incident.Regardless, the detective could have sped up the process by telling the medical examiner to get her the autopsy report pronto, but why would the detectives do that, they will run out of excuses and people to blame.Let them have a fair trial, let them stand before a judge, let the justice system do its thing, but only one person can make an arrest.Even if an arrest can not be made, the evidence should be gathered and stored for future purposes.I for one do not like how they are handling this case, not based on the results, just based on the facts, and things they have done, or not done, and things they have said.It is time for us to act.

Yamilrosaly1986
Yamilrosaly1986

A few errors, 1. Yamil was born on Jan. 2, 1986, not in 19832. You did not spell Lorah Park correctly.3. What does Homebody mean, I think you ment "Home-boy"4. Yamil never got into fights, he was always happy with a smile on his face and always got along with everyone. Nagib was always the violent person with a short temper.5. Nagib is not a good employee, he is not trusted with the register so the owner now put him as a cook, plus what type of "good employee" steals your $100k food truck and dumps it6. I know Nagib really well, and he got away with so many crimes over the past, stuff like breaking an entry, and armed robbery, and assault, I'm talking about stuff he was never caught or arrested for, but I never thought he would get away with murder.....

If anyone has any advice on who we should contact please reply here.We talked to the Hialeah Mayor but he is friends with the HPD so he does not pressure them at all.

They have enough to make an arrest, even if the charge is not murder, we will settle for manslaughter, even though it was not an accident (it was closed casket)

YamilRosaly
YamilRosaly

It became apparent since the first 48 hours that the detectives in charge of this case were not motivated enough for justice, or educated enough to make an arrest.All feelings aside, my comments only critique based on proper investigation methods and techniques that these detectives failed to perform.Not to mention that people with key evidence or information call the detective and never get an answer, and if messages are left they always go unanswered, phone calls unreturned, only once in a while in the last 45 days have I heard that the detectives finally called back.Anyone with testimony to this, or any comments on the detectives about this, please post them here. If the detective promised to call you back, or to meet with you, and failed to do so, or postponed it, please let me know by detail when and how it happened.I already have enough complains about the lead detectives on this case to forward to the mayor, or state officials, but the more the better.It is also crazy how if you call the detectives main line after 5pm, it will ring forever, with no answer machine at all, what if you had key evidence, or a confession, the line will just ring forever and you will never be able to leave a message, and you might never call again.Never at the office, the receptionist is useless, and never answers her cell phone, I've dealt with other detectives in the past and they take their cases very serious.Instead I heard from a friend, that just last week, the detective was defending the main suspect, saying that if he really did do it, "why did he go to work the next day", not only was that a dumb thing to say because it was a lie, but it was wrong to even assume that or assume anything that is not based on a fact or evidence. Detectives are not to assume, they are to investigate and gather evidence and follow leads.Here is the FACT, the main suspect did not go to work the next day, in fact, he stole the food truck as soon as he got home from the murder, his boss is just covering up for him saying that you can tell, or assume that he was setting up the food truck for work in the morning before he recieved a phone call from his friend or suspect number 2, that warned him that the cops were on their way, so he fled and stole the food truck.So where is the truth, here it is. He did not go to work the next day, he stole the food truck, and dumped it somewhere. (he was not charged for that crime either, but the owner did make a stolen report)Another lie, his boss said on paper, to reporters, that he will fire the suspect that stole the food truck, has he, no he hasn't, he is a liar.If the main suspect plead the fifth to the detectives and did not say one word, well he pretty much implicated himself because his boss knows the entire story, his boss even said the complete story to the papers in the stolen food truck interview, his boss is the owner of the food truck.Another fact, I thought it was against the law for his friend, (suspect number 2) and coworker, to call and warn him that cops were on the way to his house.So should we be happy that 40 days after the murder of a great person, the detective is defending the main suspect.Wait, right after the detective said that, she also told my friend this."Even if he did kill him, it could've been an accident"Once again, why assume, why defend the career criminal and main suspect.Lastly, the detective keeps saying that they are waiting on the autopsy report, now I have researched online, and they do not take this long. Which the detectives do not need the autopsy report, because at the crime scene the csi people can easily tell if there was foul play involved or the violent nature of the incident.Regardless, the detective could have sped up the process by telling the medical examiner to get her the autopsy report pronto, but why would the detectives do that, they will run out of excuses and people to blame.Let them have a fair trial, let them stand before a judge, let the justice system do its thing, but only one person can make an arrest.Even if an arrest can not be made, the evidence should be gathered and stored for future purposes.I for one do not like how they are handling this case, not based on the results, just based on the facts, and things they have done, or not done, and things they have said.It is time for us to act.

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Cane
Cane

I thought nut check meant something else besides jiggling each others balls.

Miamiarh
Miamiarh

Boycott the Rolling Stove!

Gissele Romas
Gissele Romas

You're not the only one that knows how to use a computer... So "Vice-Versa" on that comment... And for the looks of it, it seems like you and the others are the ones who can't seem to stop harrassing... And as for "words for words " it seems like you have that down-packed since "YOU WERE THERE"...

Yamilrosaly1986
Yamilrosaly1986

GisseleRomas and Lady Justice is the same person, don't make me put your info out there.

Yamilrosaly1986
Yamilrosaly1986

No it did not, even the medical examiners at the scene saw blunt force trauma.There was a pile of blood, his face was badly beating and the viewing was closed casket.They do a toxicology report because that is what investigators do, since there was not gun or knife involved, although a weapon may have been involved. You never know, may be while Nagib and Yamil were fighting Nagibs wife handed him a weapon.You never know, all we know is that Nagib beat Yamil to death, and Nagib is saying it was a simple fight, but Nagib had no injuries.

Gisseleromas
Gisseleromas

Who are you to say that anyone is a low life? You are so ignorant...

od3052004
od3052004

Reading the strory on prior website I do not understand why is Castillo not in jail. He did admit to fighting with Rosaly. May this young man rest in peace.

Squeekyclean2
Squeekyclean2

what did the food truck do to deserve a boycott?

Gissele Romas
Gissele Romas

No Shit Gissele and Lady Justice is the same person That's what I call myself you Idiot!

Pinkcherrylips
Pinkcherrylips

Ignorant? Ignorance is beating someone up to death over nut checking. Career criminals have no place on our streets. Under no circumstances does anyone deserve that. So yeah definetly a low life!

 
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