Monterey County sheriff’s officials have identified a girl who was found murdered in Chualar Wednesday morning as 14-year-old Maria Ambriz-Reyes. Ambriz-Reyes, of Salinas, was fatally shot and her body was 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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