Authorities are now identifying a man found dead in the back of a rental truck in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say the victim of an apparent murder is 28 year old Anthony Ibarra, of Santa Maria.
Santa Maria Police began investigating reports of an assault, and a possible murder at a home in the city on Monday.
Yesterday, they discovered a rental truck parked about six miles away, in the Orcutt area with the body of a man in the cargo area. Investigators say the body is connected with the Monday incident.
Police say they arrested Ramon Martinez, Carmen Cardenas, and Pedro Torres in connection with the killing. Authorities aren’t talking about a possible motive.