UPDATE: According to the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office, On August 28th, deputies responded to a body on fire lying on the side of the roadway in the area of Oak Glen Avenue and Uvas Road, Unincorporated Morgan Hill.
Santa Clara Sheriff’s Deputies and Paramedics located a smoldering grass fire and a body down an embankment on Oak Glen Avenue. A short time after their arrival, paramedics at the scene pronounced the woman deceased. The victim was identified by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office as 35 year-old Julie Teresa Calocci of San Jose, a few days after the incident.
On Friday, September 12, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office detectives located and arrested 21-year-old Edgardo Gutierrez, of San Jose, for the homicide of Calocci.
During the investigation evidence located at the crime scene, along with witness statements, led to the identification and arrest of Gutierrez.
According to authorities, “A motorist was driving on Oak Glen Avenue when they observed smoke off the side of the road. The motorist saw a body on fire just off the roadway in the brush”. Afterwards, witness statements were taken from the concerned motorists who stopped to investigate the small blaze.
Due diligence by the drivers allowed investigators to act quickly and collect evidence linking Gutierrez to the scene of the crime, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. They immediately called 911. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigation Team were dispatched to the scene a short time later.