SAN JOSE — According to San Jose Police Department spokesman Sgt. Enrique Garcia, the department received information on January 28 regarding the possible whereabouts of homicide victim Kyle Myrick
A brief search of the area by homicide detectives and crime scene investigators turned up a body in a remote area of Santa Cruz County alongside Jameson Creek Road.
Investigators were able to positively identify the body as that of Myrick.
The discovery falls on the heels of evidence found at the initial crime scene, including large amounts of blood and a severed ear.
Suspect Steve Hlebo told homicide investigators that he and Myrick, his coworker, had gotten into a conflict that eventually turned violent, resulting in Myrick’s death.
Fellow employees at their workplace, GP Sports at 2020 Camden Avenue in San Jose, told detectives of suspicious circumstances that they believed ultimately led to the murder. They allege that Hlebo killed Myrick in a storage unit located in a building that had caught fire some time back, which Hlebo later refused to enter after Myrick’s disappearance because he believed it was haunted.
Evidence at the scene showed Myrick’s body had been dragged to Hlebo’s truck, which had been parked near the exit leading from the storage area. Blood found on the truck’s floor matched Myrick, and Hlebo had apparently admitted to a family member that he had dumped Myrick’s body in the ocean.