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Sheriff’s office releases new details about cause of death in Oceano homicide case

Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 22:52:46-04

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office released new details Tuesday about the investigation into the death of Lawrence Bross.

The 90-year-old was found dead in his home located in the 1400 block of Strand Way in Oceano on Jan. 24, 2019.

Bross’ death is being investigated as a homicide.

Sheriff’s officials say an autopsy determined the cause of death to be “multiple chop force traumatic injuries.” They have not said what type of weapon was used.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Bross’ death.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the sheriff’s detective division at (805) 781-4500. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers via the P3 Tips app.

Previous coverage:
Reward offered for information about Oceano homicide
Sheriff’s office looking for possible witness in Oceano homicide case
Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help in Oceano homicide investigation
Sheriff’s dive team in Oceano for ongoing homicide investigation
Oceano homicide victim remembered as kind, good neighbor