Three Santa Barbara County residents are facing conspiracy to commit murder charges, after a rental truck was found with a body inside.
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 haven’t identified the victim yet.