Evening: Adam's sisters convince him to go to a party with them
Adam's sisters, Adriana and Eden, had originally planned on attending a party and had convinced Adam to come with them to cheer him up. While the trio was waiting to be picked up at their home, Adam had decided he didn't really want to go to the party.
Family Member Of Victim
Evening: Adam's friends arrive at the home to pick him up
When Adam's friends arrive at the home, they end up convincing him to go to the party with them. According to his sisters, the conversation happened so quickly that Adam left his phone and wallet behind at the home. There wasn't enough room for his sisters in Adam's friends' car, and their ride never arrived, so Adriana and Eden stayed at home for the night.
Friend / Acquaintance of Victim
Evening: Adriana calls Adam's friend, Levi
A couple of hours after Adam left for the party, his sisters noticed that he had left without his phone or wallet. Upon this realization, Adriana called his friend, Levi, who had picked Adam up earlier in the evening. Levi informs Adriana at this point that he and another friend had to go home, but that he had already dropped Adam off at the party.
1-2am: Adam is last seen
A friend of Adam last reports seeing him at the party around 1-2 am before he left the party. At the time he recalls Gary and others still being at the party with Adam.
General Location Of Party
Morning: A group of Adam's friends arrive at the Castillo home
The following morning, a truck arrives at the Castillo home with a friend of Adam's inside, named Gary. Gary's face was covered in severe burns from his chin and up to his cheek. Gary reportedly asked Adriana where Adam was, which left her confused, before telling Gary that Adam was with him and that she didn't know where he was.
Gary's response was reportedly "well, if your brother does come home, tell him thank you. He might have "saved my life" before he leaves the home. Investigators later learn that Gary had either fallen or been pushed into the bonfire by someone and that Adam had possibly pulled him out.
Adam's parents go to the site of the party to look for Adam
According to Adriana, the only things left at the site of the party were the remnants of a bonfire and beer cans littered across the ground.
Adam is reported missing and rumors begin to spread
Adam's parents reported him missing the following day, a Monday, to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.
According to reports in the Cochise County Sheriff's Office's case file, some individuals who attended the party told investigators that they had last seen him leaving the party with a girl in a Honda. Other reports state that he was killed in a drug dispute, and others explain a scenario in which Gary, Adam's friend, was pushed into the bonfire, possibly because he owed someone money, that Adam had pulled him out of the fire, and that Adam had been killed for saving Gary.
A raid is conducted in Willcox and Bowie, Arizona
A drug raid is conducted by members of the Cochise County Sheriff's Office along with several other agencies in Willcox and Bowie, Arizona. This raid was a direct result of several leads received by police in connection to Adam's disappearance. The raids resulted in no new information for Adam's disappearance.
Cochise County, AZ