An Ontario woman who had been missing for over a week was discovered dead in a field in Pomona, and police said Friday that a $1 million warrant was issued for the arrest of her boyfriend’s brother in connection with the death.
Mityas’ body was discovered Monday in a field in the 1700 block of Gilette Road, the Ontario Police Department announced in a news release Friday.
Pomona police told Ontario investigators about the discovery of the decomposing body on Tuesday, and the coroner’s office was able to confirm the body was that of Mityas on Wednesday.
The cause of Mityas’ death was described as a sharp force injury to her chest, Lt. David Smith with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said Friday.
Mityas, 33, has been reported missing on Sept. 4 by her boyfriend, Eddie Sarinana. Her boyfriend’s brother, Tomas Sarinana, told police she left the family’s Ontario home in the 1600 block of Briar Avenue after having an argument with him over money, police said. The next day, she did not show up for her job at a Norco dental office, police said.
Her disappearance was deemed unusual by investigators, who learned Mityas had left her car, cellphone and three children — ages 7, 5, and 1 — behind. She never made contact with anyone after disappearing, according to Friday’s news release.
A $1 million warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of Tomas Sarinana in what the Ontario Police Department described as a murder investigation.
Tomas Sarinana, Eddie Sarinana and another adult brother lived with Mityas and the three young children in the Ontario home, police have said.
Anyone with information about Tomas Sarinana’s whereabouts was asked to contact the Police Department at 909-986-6711 or 909-395-2912. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at 800-78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Mityas died on Monday. The post has been updated.