Maribel Ramos' house

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Maribel Ramos' house

This is the former house of murder victim Maribel Ramos.

It is located at 168 East Rose Avenue in Orange, California.

Ramos' case was featured in episode 2 of the Netflix documentary Worst Roommate Ever.

The 36-year-old Army veteran was renting apartment 16A until her sudden disappearance on May 2nd, 2013.

At the time, she was living with a roommate named Kwang Choi (KC Joy).

Ramos and KC frequently argued about his failure to pay rent on time. It is also believed that KC was infatuated with Ramos and that she rejected his advances on a number of occasions.

His obsession with his roommate grew to such an extent that he underwent cosmetic surgery to make himself look younger.

In April 2013, Ramos grew tired of KC's behavior and informed him that he needed to leave their apartment at the end of the month.

Shortly afterwards, she tearfully called 911 to report that he had "freaked" her out:

"OK. Well, I just want to let you know that I have a roommate who should be leaving at the end of the month. We had a conversation today, and he kind of freaked me out. I just fear the worst. I'm scared of him."

The authorities believe that KC murdered Ramos on the night of May 2nd. He then drove her body out to Modjeska Canyon, where he dumped it in a shallow grave.

KC immediately became the prime suspect in Ramos' disappearance. During the investigation, the police noticed that he was making frequent trips to a local library with his laptop.

After discretely gaining remote access to his screen, they watched as he used Google Maps to zoom in on a remote tree beside East Santiago Canyon Road.

Realizing that he was most likely looking at the burial site, they sent officers out to the location to take a closer look.

Within 30 minutes, detectives uncovered the missing woman's remains in a shallow grave.

On May 17th, 2013, KC Joy was arrested on suspicion of Ramos' murder.

One year later, he was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Maribel Ramos murder location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


168 East Rose Avenue, Orange, California, CA 92867, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

33.797418, -117.832829


The house is situated in Pinewood Villa, which lies to the east of Chapman University. The neighborhood is accessible via North Tustin Street.


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168 East Rose Avenue

Maribel Ramos

This Google Street View image of 168 East Rose Avenue was taken in May 2014, roughly one year after Maribel Ramos was murdered.

Ramos and KC Joy lived in apartment 16A, which is on the left side of the duplex.

It is believed that KC murdered his roommate after she ordered him to leave. During the trial, the prosecution team argued that he could not envision a future without her.

Burial site

burial site

This is a satellite image of the location that KC Joy zoomed in on while he was at the library.

When the police saw him looking at such a remote area, they immediately realized that he was probably scoping out Ramos' burial site.

Shortly beforehand, he had also been searching for information about the rate of human decomposition.


body found

This is a Google Street View image of the canyon area where Ramos' remains were found. The police discovered her body close to the large tree in the background.

The medical examiner's office was unable to determine the cause of death due to the rate of decomposition.

Her identity was confirmed using dental records.

Coordinates: 33.723820, -117.649129

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