Missing girl found dead inside a dumpster behind her home, 15 year old boy arrested

The body of 15 year old Madison Middleton was found inside a dumpster behind the Santa Cruz apartments, where the girl lived with her mother, on Monday night.

She went missing on Sunday at around 4 p.m.  She was last captured alive by surveillance cameras outside the tannery arts center which doubles as a space for rehearsals and a housing complex for artists.

The mystery of her death and disappearance remains unsolved although a 15 year old boy has been arrested in connection with the murder because the K-9 dogs had tracked her scent to a hut at the Santa Cruz beach before the trail went cold.