14-Year-Old Salinas Girl Found Murdered

CHUALAR, Monterey County (CBS SF) – A 14-year-old girl found murdered in a field in Monterey County last week has been identified.

Sheriff’s officials identified the victim as Maria Ambriz-Reyes, of Salinas.

Ambriz-Reyes was fatally shot and her body found by a farm worker when he was driving through a field near Old Stage and Esperanza roads at around 9:30 a.m., sheriff’s homicide Detective Matt Davis said.

She had been dead for about 15 to 24 hours before she was discovered, he said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting are urged to call Detective Matt Davis at (831) 901-7767 or the anonymous 24-hour tip line at (888) 833-4847.


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