Investigators considering several scenarios in Margay Edwards death
October 20, 2014
Investigators are considering several possible causes in the death of Margay Edwards of Los Osos, including the possibility that she was not the victim of a homicide, a Nevada detective said. [KSBY]
Nye County Detective Joe McGill said the evidence reviewed thus far leans away from the death being a homicide. But, that does mean Edwards was not murdered, and investigators have yet to examine her cell phones.
“It could have been homicide, natural cause or any number of things at this point,” McGill said.
Edwards’s body turned up late last month when ATV riders found her in an advanced stage of decomposition in the desert off Hafen Hanch Road in Nye County. Her body was lying about a half mile from the road on a dirt track.
The coroner’s office shipped the body to Texas, where her remains are currently under the examination of a forensic anthropologist. Autopsy results are not expected to be finalized for months.
Detectives found Edwards’s car and two cell phones earlier this month about two and a half miles from the location of her body.
The case will remain open as long as Edwards’s death is deemed undetermined, McGill said.