Financial dispute suspected in murder of Morro Bay woman

July 25, 2015
Ezeoma Obioha

Ezeoma Obioha

Police arrested a security guard at a marijuana dispensary Friday on suspicion of murdering a 30-year-old woman who grew up in Morro Bay.

Last month, Carrie Jean Melvin was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood when a gunman shot and killed Melvin and then fled in a black car. Melvin’s boyfriend was not hurt.

On Friday, police arrested Ezeoma Obioha, 31, after investigating him for several weeks.

Melvin moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in the entertainment industry after studying film and digital media production at University of California Santa Cruz. Her family still lives in Morro Bay.

Melvin had been working as a waitress while she developed a social media and internet consulting business.

Obioha had hired Melvin to produce online promotions for a security or clothing business. Melvin then threatened to sue Obioha after a check he wrote her for a few hundred dollars bounced or was canceled.


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reminds of the cop unsolved mysteries did a special on. the cop followed a stripper after she got off work, pulled her over under the color of law, raped and killed her. it took some time but the cop was eventually caught.

never trust scum.

Come on man! This guy was a low end security officer not a police man. Plus the mistakes of few in the profession shouldn’t condemn all officers

I’d say it’s more infatuational. KSBY says Ezeoma Obeoha became infatuated with Carrie and insisted he meet her mother which she refused.

His Facebook page also is very disconcerting: (

It touts his Neighborhood Watch Network firm that provides armed men to assist with neighborhood watch programs:

What a scumbag. Sorry to hear Carrie Jean ever got mixed up with him.