Roommate Charged With Murder Of UC Fullerton War Vet

CBS Los Angeles

SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A man was charged Tuesday with murdering his roommate and disposing her body in an unincorporated area of the Santa Ana Mountains.

Kwang Chol Joy, 54, who was arrested Friday, has been charged with one felony count of murder, officials said.

The body of 36-year-old Maribel Ramos, an Iraq war veteran and Cal State Fullerton student, was found Thursday in a remote area in Modjeska Canyon.

Ramos was last seen May 2 on video surveillance dropping off a rent check at her property manager’s office. Officials believe Ramos and Joy got into an argument earlier that day after the victim told him he needed to move out of her home in Orange because he was not paying rent.

Joy is accused of murdering Ramos sometime between May 2 and May 3 and disposing her body off Santiago Canyon Road.

Ramos’ friends reported her missing the night…

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