2 charged with mutilation for burned woman’s death in Antioch

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Two men were charged with mutilation and arson in connection to the death of an Antioch woman whose body was found burning and beyond recognition. 

The Contra Costa County prosecutors arrested two men on Wednesday after Mykaella Sharlman’s, 25, body was found burning along the Mokelumne walking trail. 

Ashton Montalvo, 32, and Deangelo Laraye Boone, 39, were charged with felony arson and mutilation.

Antioch Police Department detectives are investigating Sharlman’s death as a homicide. 

The victim’s family reported Sharlman missing on October 16. The following morning, her body was found burning. 

The homicide investigation is still active and ongoing. Anyone with additional information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Whitaker at wwhitaker@antiochca.gov or 925-779-6890. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “ANTIOCH.” All text tips are anonymous and cannot be traced to the sender.