Dystiny Myers was beaten, hogtied and suffocated
February 7, 2011
Gruesome details about the murder of a Santa Maria teen Dystiny Myers were revealed today during a preliminary hearing for five suspects accused of killing the 15-year-old. [KEYT]
Firefighters found the badly burned body of Myers in a shallow grave near Santa Margarita in September.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Coroner Stuart MacDonald said Myers was found hogtied with her legs bound behind her, a glove stuffed in her mouth, sweat pants tied around her throat and her hands duck taped across her chest.
MacDonald said the primary cause of Myers’ death was mechanical asphyxiation and that blunt force trauma and a methamphetamine overdose were also causes.
There are more than 400 pieces of evidence in the case including a baseball bat and two samurai swords found stained in blood.
Cody Miller, Jason Greenwell, Ty Hill, Frank York, and Rhonda Wisto have all pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges stemming from the death of Myers.