Woman’s murderers turned on grave digger
September 28, 2010
The alleged murderers of the woman whose charred remains were found in Santa Margarita on Sunday turned on one another while trying to dispose of her body.
Sources tell CalCoastNews that Cody Lane Miller, 20, of Fresno was digging a grave to place the body of the unnamed woman when his former cohorts turned on him and began beating him in the face with the shovel. Miller escaped and was taken to a local hospital where he received facial surgery and had his jaw wired shut.
He remained in the hospital under guard until his release and subsequent arrest on Monday afternoon.
Shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday, firefighters responding to a vegetation fire near Park Hill Road discovered the body in a shallow grave.
Investigators were able to trace a vehicle from the scene to a home in Nipomo where they arrested three of the alleged murderers on Sunday.The deputies investigation led to the arrests of 20-year-old Jason Greenwell of Nipomo, 47-year-old Rhonda Wisto of Nipomo, 28-year-old Ty Hill of Santa Maria, 19-year-old Frank York of Nipomo and Miller.
All five have been booked into San Luis Obispo County jail on murder charges.