21-Year-Old Bitcoin Trader, Friend Suspected in Murder of SoCal Woman in the Philippines

According to news reports Woody and Islam admitted to police they disposed of Masters' body, but each is blaming each other for her death.

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A 23-year-old Lancaster woman was murdered in the Philippines allegedly by her boyfriend, a noted Bitcoin trader and his friend who were being held on a murder charge by police in the Philippines.

The body of Tomi Michelle Masters was recovered from a Philippines river after being strangled and dumped naked, bound with duct tape and with a plastic bag over her head into the water allegedly by Bitcoin dealer 21-year-old Troy Woody Jr. and his friend 24-year-old Mir Islam, according to multiple media reports.

According to news reports Woody and Islam admitted to police they disposed of Masters' body, but each is blaming each other for her death.

Masters worked at a medical marijuana facility in California and her last reported address was 9020 West Avenue J in Lancaster, according to a search of public records.

Masters' father, Shawn, told reporters that his daughter and Woody were scheduled to fly home on Dec. 17 but never made it. Six days later he was told his daughter was dead by a representative of the U.S. Embassy in Manila.

Copyright CNS - City News Service
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