OLIVEHURST (CBS13) – Authorities say a Marysville woman killed her husband and buried him in a shallow grave.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department says they were tipped off by an anonymous source about the gruesome allegations. Deputies were told that the suspect, 33-year-old Monica Kelly Rodriguez, even got two other women to help her dispose of the body.
Friday, detectives searched the area off Country Club Drive in Olivehurst where the tipster led them and soon found a body.
Using tattoos on the body, detectives were able to identify the man as 33-year-old Juan Miguel Rodriguez – Monica’s husband.
Monica has since been arrested and booked at Yuba County Jail. She is facing a charge of murder and is being held without bail. Lorena Ruiz and Maria Vega are also being in held in jail without bail.
It is unclear exactly how long Juan’s body had been in the shallow grave or how he died, but detectives are saying Monica reported him missing back in January.