Teenage murder victim identified

October 1, 2010

Police have identified the teenage girl who was murdered last weekend as Dystiny Myers, 15, of Santa Maria. [KCOY]

Myers’ badly-burned body was found last Saturday east of Santa Margarita. The teen had graduated from El Camino Junior High in Santa Maria. Family members say the young woman had won a modeling competition to go to Las Vegas.

“It boggles my mind how this could happen. We never expected this you know the way her life ended. No teenager is perfect but all teenagers have their problems and their moments, but this is just mind boggling what happened,” says Pastor Rick Bloom of Pacific Christian Center, who is currently counseling the Myers family.

Deputies were able to trace a vehicle sighted at the crime 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.


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12 Comments

  1. rjeffries says:

    What a tragic end to Dystiny’s life, While we do not yet really know the circumstances of her death, (until the trial) it sounds terrible.

    I am gathering material for a book about Dystiny. If you would like to help tell her side of the story, please contact me. rjeffries@gmail.com, ronkjeffries on Facebook.

    May she rest in peace.

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  2. holdingontohope says:

    I have to do my part to put a stop to the slanderous comments being left on here about, might I remind you, the VICTIM of this heinous crime, Dystiny.
    I am someone who has always cared very much for Dystiny and her family.
    Firstly, I would love for any of you who want to judge her actions, tell me about what a perfect teenager you were. Who in their right mind can deny that as time progresses it is getting harder and harder for our youth to grow up in this sick society.
    Dystiny was a VERY VERY broken little girl. She endured more in her short 15 years than I would ever wish on my worst enemy. For much of her childhood, she was a victim of her circumstances. Her grandmother did her best for Dystiny, and her mother has never been any sort of positive influence on her life, what little part she played. Dystiny faced what too many young people do, the unfulfilled desire to be loved. Until the past year, she truly was the very sweet, innocent little girl. (WHICH IS HOW SHE SHOULD BE REMEMBERED) Aside from being obviously very outwardly beautiful, she was equally as beautiful inside. She loved and deeply cared about her brothers, her friends, and anyone who looked like they needed a friend. She had such a love for music and signing with that angelic voice of hers. Dystiny could light up a room with her very presence.
    Too many teenagers look to the wrong people in the wrong places just to feel accepted. At such a young age, these kids are so easily influenced by anyone who will pay attention to them. The only positive part of the rebellious teenage stage of life is that most get the opportunity to straighten their lives out and make better choices. Dystiny never gets a chance to do that . She will never get the opportunity to realize her full potential because these monsters took it away from her. Please everyone remember that despite her rebellious hard-lifestyle behavior, SHE WAS JUST A LITTLE GIRL. 15 years old.
    As for those who ask where her grandmother was, or her parents, or whomever; you try to confine and discipline a teenager who has made up their mind to rebel, then go ahead and pass judgment when you have succeeded in not causing the teen to rebel harder.
    At the end of the day, the bottom line of this tragic story is that 4 ADULTS maliciously took the life of a 15 year old little girl. Please stop your accusations toward the victim and her family and those who truly knew and loved her, and let us mourn in peace and remember Dystiny for the sweet, vivacious, beautiful girl she was.

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  3. Cindy says:

    Dystiny Myers wasn’t raised by her parents. Her father is named in other press but apparently he played no roll in her life as Dystiny Myers did not carry her fathers name, she carried her mothers name and her mother left Arizona two month’s after Dystiny’s birth and returned to Santa Maria where Dystiny was then raised by her grandmother (first clue). I had a look at a MySpace page that someone posted the link to and it is quite disturbing. The thing that caught my attention above all else is a song that she linked her page to by an artist known as Gorilla Joe. That song was not what I would have expected to hear. It was anything but rap and it reminded me of something that might have been a top ten hit back in the 60′s. It was a song about love, rejection and being alone. Apart from that very telling favorite song of her’s the rest was bizarre. It was clearly about gang banging, hard alcohol, drugs, threats of violence and loving her “homies”. Although she was of Irish origin it appears that she had joined a “wana be” gang and spoke their strange lingo. This is a sad enigma and I don’t know what her grandmother could have done but as a society I think there could have been some intervention if anyone knew what was really happening in her life. The signs were all there. This appears to be a situation where a beautiful young woman (physically very pretty) who was equally talented with a lovely voice that lost her way during a period of perhaps a year and consequently met her demise. In the end most people will not like what they see, looking at the whole picture, it is a tragedy, a train wreck. We can ask why but I guess those answers will be fleeting for many.

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      “Although she was of Irish origin it appears that she had joined a “wana be” gang and spoke their strange lingo”.

      I’m a little lost with this statement. Are you implying that white people don’t join gangs?? You want something disturbing about gangs in this country of ours, try watching a few episodes of Gangland on History channel. They did one about a bunch of Irish types in Chicago awhile back. Then there is the Vagos (mixed diveristy) that they did a segment on last fall and then around Christmas this same gang was trying to take out cops in one of the cities out by Riverside.

      This gang thing knows no ethnicity. It is rampet though many a community. I have been following gang activity since it came on my radar back in 1980 in the inner city’s of L.A. between the bloods and crips. It has only GROWN ten fold since then. My interest was and is that I saw a MAJOR problem coming if you didn’t get a handle on this. You can thank the A.C.L.U. that defends gangs rights to wear colors. Great lets bury some more kids caught in the crossfire. The one’s in the inner city that are the 2 or 4 or 6 year old at a party. Happens about every other week in L.A. WHEN are we going to say as a socity ENOUGH of this BULLSHIT!!!

      P.S. The neg isn’t mine.

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      • Cindy says:

        No I’ve never heard of racially mixed gangs but don’t know much about them and the only white gang I ever heard of is the skin heads. From what I’ve seen on MSNBC gangs are so racially divided that if a person goes to prison they are not allowed to mix with anyone except their own race and each race has it’s own gang members. I did notice that her “wana be” gang was a mix of Latino and Blacks with her appearing to be the only white (as was depicted on her web pages). They didn’t seem to have “colors” or “hand signs” but they spoke and wrote gang lingo which was some of the most ignorant and childish sounding stuff I’ve ever laid eyes on. I agree that we need to put a stop to gangs but how do you pass a law telling people that they can’t wear certain colors? Even if we were successful at that, they would change their colors and we would end up back at square one?

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  4. danika says:

    No one should meet this fate, period. There is nothing she posted, could have posted, or would have posted on any social networking site that warranted this ending. She was a young life, taken in a horrific way. In many ways, this reflects upon us as a society. We are all needing a reality check. Treat each other as we would want to be treated by others. Everyday. I will now put away my soapbox.

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    • Christian says:

      I agree, Danika. You are right and I certainly wasn’t saying she deserved this fate.

      I was merely pointing out the media’s sensationalism to cry for public outrage over this ‘young innocent precious girl’-which appears to be a stretch.

      I DO agree that she was a young girl and ANY life is precious…no one deserves to be taken or robbed of their life……but niether do these accused, until proven guilty.

      Perhaps they all deserve the worst justice can throw at them, but perhaps all the hotheads need to chill out and wait for the whole truth before they jump to conclusions.

      As Cindy said above….” I think there could have been some intervention if anyone knew what was really happening in her life.” Because this self reporting on her social pages, was what was REALLY happening, not what the church and media wants us to hear!

      I hope for justice to those who have it coming.

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  5. easymoney says:

    So what is your point?
    I can’t be a friend and neighbor to a person who passed away or I can’t be a father? I am am many things and all of them are good to the people around me…

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    • hotdog says:

      I have to agree with easy, what is the point? Though he should know that no parent can completely control their offspring, anything can happen at any time. Its a cruel world with lots of misfits and creeps, and some of them are charming. I hope all parents are careful but do not beat your self up for being less than perfect.

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  6. easymoney says:

    “It boggles my mind how this could happen. We never expected this you know the way her life ended. No teenager is perfect but all teenagers have their problems and their moments, but this is just mind boggling what happened,” says Pastor Rick Bloom”

    As a father I am outraged at this heinious crime against a young teenager. How could a crime like this happen?
    And the first thing I want to know is where were the parents? Why was a 15 year old hanging out with adult scumbag dopers?

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    • Christian says:

      I totally agree with this question. Where were her parents? Grandparents? Guardians ? How is it there were no missing persons reports. What WAS she doing with these adults?

      I understand her personal social networking (FB-MYSPACE) pages reflect quite a wild or even questionable lifestyle. Not to say that the people responsible, should not be held completely responsible, but there should be some questioning going on to figure out how this young lady was allowed to live her life as wildly as she apparently did.

      Sex, Drugs and Violence….depicted on her pages….reflects her demise.

      Sad!

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    • Cindy says:

      easymoney, She wasn’t raised by her parents. Her father is named but apparently he played no roll in her life as Dystiny Myers did not carry her fathers name, she carried her mothers name and her mother left Arizona two month’s after Dystiny’s birth and returned to Santa Maria where Dystiny was then raised by her grandmother (first clue). I had a look at a MySpace page that someone posted the link to and it is quite disturbing. The thing that caught my attention above all else is a song that she linked her page to by an artist known as Gorilla Joe. That song was not what I would have expected to hear. It was anything but rap and it reminded me of something that might have been a top ten hit back in the 60’s. It was a song about love, rejection and being alone. Apart from that very telling favorite song of her’s the rest was bizarre. It was clearly about gang banging, hard alcohol, drugs, threats of violence and loving her “homies”. Although she was of Irish origin it appears that she had joined a “wana be” gang and spoke their strange lingo. This is a sad inigma and I don’t know what her grandmother could have done but as a society I think there could have been some intervention if anyone knew what was really happening in her life. The signs were all there. This appears to be a situation where a beautiful young woman (physically very pretty) who was equally talented with a lovely voice that lost her way during a period of perhaps a year and consequently met her demise. In the end most people will not like what they see, looking at the whole picture, it is a tragedy, a train wreck. We can ask why but I guess those answers will be fleeting.

      (4) 6 Total Votes - 5 up - 1 down

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