“At a press conference this afternoon, Orange County officials said they had identified the body discovered Thursday afternoon as that of 36 year-old Maribel Ramos,” according to 89.3 KPCC.
“The body was found on Thursday near Santiago Canyon Ranch and Jackson Ranch Road after residents reported a foul odor in the area,” according to KTLA. That area is in Modjeska Canyon.
K.C. Joy was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Ramos’ murder, Hill said. Joy shared an apartment with Ramos on Rose Avenue. He spoke to the media on May 8 calling Ramos his “best friend” and the “only family I have,” according to NBC News.
“When police searched the apartment, Joy said officers took his cell phone and her laptop. He also said he consented to a full body search and voluntarily gave his DNA as part of the investigation,” according to CBS News.
You may express your condolences to Ramos’ family on their Facebook page.
Ramos served in the U.S. Army. She was graduating from CSUF this month with a degree in criminal justice. She graduated from Santa Ana’s Century High School.