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The Latest: Sister: Suspect in abduction was acquaintance

  • In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol units pursue a car being sought in a statewide Amber Alert in the disappearance of a Northern California 15-year-old girl, as it passes through Buellton on U.S. Highway 101 in Southern California Thursday, May 26, 2016. Fernando Castro was being sought and is believed to be the driver. (AP Photo Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

    In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol units pursue a car being sought in a statewide Amber Alert in the disappearance of a Northern California 15-year-old girl, as it passes through Buellton on U.S. Highway 101 in Southern California Thursday, May 26, 2016. Fernando Castro was being sought and is believed to be the driver. (AP Photo Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the California Highway Patrol shows Pearl Pinson. Pinson is the subject of an Amber Alert as law enforcement agencies in Northern California were frantically searching Thursday, May 26, 2016 for the 15-year-old girl, whom a witness reportedly heard screaming for help as a young man dragged her across a freeway overpass. Fernando Castro, 19, is also being sought. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the California Highway Patrol shows Pearl Pinson. Pinson is the subject of an Amber Alert as law enforcement agencies in Northern California were frantically searching Thursday, May 26, 2016 for the 15-year-old girl, whom a witness reportedly heard screaming for help as a young man dragged her across a freeway overpass. Fernando Castro, 19, is also being sought. (California Highway Patrol via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the California Highway Patrol shows Fernando Castro. Castro is the subject of an Amber Alert as law enforcement agencies in Northern California were frantically searching Thursday, May 26, 2016, for a 15-year-old girl, Pearl Pinson, whom a witness reportedly heard screaming for help as a young man dragged her across a freeway overpass. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the California Highway Patrol shows Fernando Castro. Castro is the subject of an Amber Alert as law enforcement agencies in Northern California were frantically searching Thursday, May 26, 2016, for a 15-year-old girl, Pearl Pinson, whom a witness reportedly heard screaming for help as a young man dragged her across a freeway overpass. (California Highway Patrol via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the search for a Northern California girl abducted at gunpoint (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

The sister of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted at gunpoint says she had heard the name of the suspect in the kidnapping but didn't know him.

The Solano County Sheriff's Department says a witness saw a man identified as 19-year-old Fernando Castro dragging a screaming and bleeding Pearl Pinson across a Northern California freeway overpass Wednesday morning as she walked to school.

Investigators are searching for her over hundreds of miles of California. Police spotted Castro's car in Southern California and fatally shot him after a high-speed chase and gunbattle.

Pinson's sister, Rose Pinson, tells the Vallejo Times-Herald (http://tinyurl.com/gs68eut ) that Castro was an acquaintance and she had never met him.

Authorities say Castro and the missing girl knew each other but believe she was taken unwillingly.