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Arrests made in murder of Quincy woman

Jan. 24, 2017 Updated Tue., Jan. 24, 2017 at 4:07 p.m.

Three people have been arrested for the murder of a Grant County woman in December and two others are being held as material witnesses.

The body of 31-year-old Jill M. Sundberg, who had been shot 13 times, was found along the Old Vantage Highway about 1.5 miles west of Silica Road on Dec. 22.

Gustavo Tapia Rodriguez, 39, is believed to have shot Sundberg after the two argued at the Shady Tree RV Park in Quincy. Shortly after the argument Rodriguez and two others, 25-year-old Ambrosio Mendez Villanueva and 25-year-old Julio Mendez Villanueva, are believed to have kidnapped Sundberg and taken her to the remote location where she was found, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. All three have been charged with murder and kidnapping.

Fernando Marcos Gutierrez, 33, and Salvador Espinoza Gomez, 24, are both being held as material witnesses and on immigration charges.

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(509) 459-5473; ninac@spokesman.com

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