Murder victim was 15-year-old Santa Maria girl
September 30, 2010
The body found on Sunday in Santa Margarita has been identified as a 15-year-old Santa Maria girl.
Firefighters working to put out a grass fire found the unidentified girl’s burning body in a shallow grave off Park Hill Road a few miles east of Highway 58.
The body was found early Sunday morning in the 5300 block of Park Hill Road, a few miles east of Highway 58. Firefighters were responding to a grass fire found the body in a shallow grave engulfed in flames.
Deputies were able to trace a vehicle sighted at the scene to a home in Nipomo. Earlier this week, deputies arrested Cody Miller, 20, of Fresno, Jason Greenwell, 20, of Nipomo, Ty Hill, 28, of Santa Maria, Jacob York, 18, of Nipomo and Rhonda Wisto, 47, of Nipomo on murder charges and booked them into San Luis Obispo County Jail.
Sources said that Miller was attempting to dig the grave when his former cohorts turned on him and began beating his face with the shove. Miller was taken to a local hospital were he underwent face surgery and had his jaw wired shut.