Crime

Man charged with killing of Guadalupe man whose body was found in Nipomo field in February

Alejandro Carrillo
Alejandro Carrillo

A man has been charged with the killing of a 32-year-old Guadalupe man who was found dead in Nipomo near a broccoli field on Feb. 15.

Another person has been arrested in connection with the death, and sheriff’s deputies are still looking for a third, it was announced at a press conference Monday morning at the Sheriff’s Department south station in Oceano.

Alejandro "Tiny" Carrillo, 27, has been charged with the murder of Pedro Gonzalez, whose body was found along Bonita School Road about a quarter-mile from Division Street, amid hundreds of acres of farmland and about a half-mile from the nearest house.

A gang enhancement was also added to the charge against Carrillo, who was arrested in late February on a parole violation. The Guadalupe man remains in Santa Barbara County Jail.

Deputies also arrested Stacy Doreen Araujo of Orcutt. She was charged with accessory to murder with a gang enhancement, officials said. She is also in Santa Barbara County Jail.

Deputies are also looking for Miroslava "Miros" Murguia of Orcutt, who is also suspected of being an accessory to the murder. The 34-year-old was seen in the Guadalupe area within the past month.

Gonzalez was not affiliated with any criminal street gangs, officials said.

An employee of San Ysidro Farms, which owns the nearby broccoli fields, found Gonzalez’s body. Gonzalez was not an employee of San Ysidro Farms, according to a manager there.

Reach Cynthia Lambert at 781-7929. Stay updated by following @SouthCountyBeat on Twitter.

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