Margay Edwards’ car found in the desert
October 5, 2014
By KAREN VELIE
The blue Hyundai Accent driven by Margay Edwards of Los Osos was discovered Friday afternoon about two and a half miles from where her body was found a week ago, her family said
On Sept. 25, two men riding quads discovered the 27-year-old’s body in the desert outside of Pahrump, a Nevada town near the California border. Though her license was on the body, her car and cell phone were missing.
Nye County detectives located the vehicle using GPS coordinates.
Detectives said that someone drove the car through the brush and crashed it into a wash. The Hyundai was discovered with front end damage, a deployed airbag, the driver’s seat partially down with a blanket under an engaged seat belt and the passenger seat pulled forward.
The accident would not have caused life-threatening injuries, Nye County Sheriff’s Detective Joe McGill said.
Detectives have not yet found Edwards’ phone. McGill said they will finish processing her car within the next day or two, and that the phone could be in the car.
Her family last saw her on Sept. 12 in Los Osos and last heard from her on Sept. 14. Edwards was last seen in Pahrump on Sept. 14.
Last week, 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 is survived by her father Jeff Edwards, her mother Insong Edwards, her stepmother Julie Tacker and her brother Jack Edwards. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Woods Humane Society.
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