Los Osos woman victim of suspected homicide

September 30, 2014
Margay Edwards

Margay Edwards


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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I am so sad for her family.


What a beautiful smile. Sincere condolences to Margay’s friends and family.


Such a tragedy. It just seems wrong for a child to pass before her parents.

I wish the family a merciful path through the mourning of their loss.

Grief is the price we pay for love.”

—Queen Elizabeth II

Jorge Estrada

Prayers to the family and one of our children.


So very sorry. May God bless and comfort her family and loved ones.


Two weeks in the desert (assuming the tragedy happened shortly after the 14th) is quite a bit premeditated (odds are). I hope justice can be had for the family: very personal justice.


Horrible. very sorry to hear this.


Absolutely terrible. What a beautiful girl, such a shame to lose a life so young…so, so sad.

Out thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.


My heart felt sympathy to the family, what a terrible ordeal to have to go through.