Los Osos woman victim of suspected homicide
September 30, 2014
By KAREN VELIE
The body of a 27-year-old Los Osos woman was discovered in a Nevada desert on Thursday, she appears to be the victim of a homicide.
Two men riding quads discovered the body of Margay Edwards in the desert off Hafen Ranch Road in Nye County. Her body was found about a half mile from the road on a dirt track.
Deputies found Edwards’ license on the body, however, her car and cell phone are still missing. Her body was in advanced stages of decomposition and it took four days to confirm it was Edwards.
The coroner’s office shipped Edwards’ remains to Texas for an autopsy, her family said. It is expected to take up to eight weeks to determine the cause of death.
Edwards was a graduate of Morro Bay High School. Last year, she attended San Diego State University on a full scholarship and returned home to Los Osos several months ago.
Her family last saw her on Sept. 12 in Los Osos and last heard from her on Sept. 14.
Edwards is survived by her father Jeff Edwards, her mother Insong Edwards, her stepmother Julie Tacker and her brother Jack Edwards.
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