Man charged in Dakota Dunes death pleads not guilty

June 30, 2023

ELK POINT, S.D.–The man accused of killing a woman at an apartment in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota was in court Thursday.

At the Union County Courthouse, Alfredo Castellanos-Rosales pleaded not guilty to murdering 23-year-old Jordan Beardshear. Castellanos-Rosales is charged with first-degree murder, contributing to the neglect of a child and contributing to the abuse of a child.

Authorities allege Castellanos-Rosales killed Beardshear on April 25. Authorities found Beardshear’s body inside her Dakota Dunes apartment back on April 26 with “significant injuries,” including stab wounds.

Authorities say Beardshear and Castellanos-Rosales had a child together.

An arrest warrant for Castellanos-Rosales was issued on April 27. He was arrested in Mexico on May 12 and was brought back to South Dakota on June 8.