Mar 21, 2013 5:26 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News

Another arrest made in connection with Santa Maria murder, bringing the total to 7

Santa Maria Police have arrested one more person in connection with the body found in the back of a U-Haul Tuesday, bringing the total number to 3 arrests made Thursday.

The body of Santa Maria resident, Anthony Ibarra, 28, was found in a U-Haul truck that was parked in front of a home in Orcutt.

Police linked the body to a murder that had happened earlier in the week at a home located on the corner of Donovan and Blosser Roads.

In total, 7 people have been arrested in connection with this case. Ramon Maldonado, 37, and Reyes Gonzales, 42, are charged with murder with special circumstances, including torture and being part of a criminal street gang. Carmen Cardenas, 28, and Pedro Torres, 54, are charged with being accessories to murder after the fact.

Be sure to tune into KSBY at 5 and 6 for the latest on this murder case.

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