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UPDATE: Sheriff’s office investigating homicide in Oceano

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jan 24, 2019

UPDATE (5:13 p.m.) – The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office now confirms that a suspicious death under investigation in Oceano is a homicide.

Sheriff’s officials say they are in the process of notifying the victim’s next of kin. Autopsy results may be available as soon as Friday.

Investigators are expected to be at the scene until late Thursday evening.


UPDATE (2:15 p.m.) –   The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says it is investigating a suspicious death in Oceano.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Strand Way Thursday after receiving a call at about 9:45 a.m. to check the welfare of someone at the location. Once on scene, they say they found a man dead inside.

At this time, the sheriff’s office is “conducting a full-scale investigation” to determine what happened.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Tony Cipolla says investigators are conducting interviews with neighbors and witnesses and are collecting evidence from the area.

Cipolla says it is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public at this time.

No other information is being released by the sheriff’s office at this time.

The road is closed off from Strand Way to Sandpiper Lane. People are asked to avoid the area while authorities are on scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4550.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office investigating “suspicious death” on 1400 block of Strand Way in Oceano. KSBY’s reporter Megan Healy TV is on scene with PIO Tony Cipolla.

Posted by KSBY on Thursday, January 24, 2019


ORIGINAL STORY – San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene of what’s being called a “suspicious death” investigation in Oceano on Thursday.

The investigation was taking place in the 1400 block of Strand Way.

No other details were immediately available. KSBY News has a crew at the scene and will update this article with new information as soon as it becomes available.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s investigators at the scene of a suspicious death investigation in Oceano. (KSBY photo)