Suspected murderer of Azerbaijani woman to be released in US

Suspected murderer of Azerbaijani woman to be released in US
# 16 June 2015 12:44 (UTC +04:00)

John Castonguay, 53, of Hobart Street, is being held at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, for violating hCis federal parole by lying to police and parole officials in 2011, when he was questioned about the disappearance of Evelin Valibayova, according to

Castonguay was a handyman at Valibayova’s apartment building at 11 Hodges Ave. in North Quincy and “intentionally withheld the information from the probation office for several months,” according to court records.

Valibayova, a native of Azerbaijan, was last seen stepping off a Red Line train in North Quincy on the night of July 16, 2011.

Castonguay was never charged in connection with the Valibayova case, which remains unsolved.

Reached by email in Azerbaijan, Valibayova’s mother, Nargiz Velibekova, said she believes Castonguay is responsible for her daughter’s disappearance.

“I think about how my innocent girl, my angel, endured the terrible pain and suffering at the hands of this beast, and that now he comes out of (prison) not punished and probably will again perform his dirty deeds,” she wrote. “And still we hope for the mercy of Allah.”

Note that, after spending 19 years in prison, Castonguay in 2006 won federal parole from his prison term for kidnapping a 9-year-old girl in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Castonguay was arrested on a federal warrant in June 2013 and indicted on new criminal charges of perjury and misleading a parole officer.

In February, he pleaded guilty in Norfolk Superior Court to those charges and was sentenced to 15 months in jail, though he was given credit for time already served.