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Death of man found near side of road in rural Paso Robles ruled a homicide

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 22:39:27-04

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says it is investigating the death of a man whose body was found earlier this month in rural Paso Robles as a homicide.

Previously, the sheriff’s office had identified the investigation as a “suspicious death investigation.”

The body of Primitivo Pacheco Ortega, 20, was found at about 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 7 off Estrella Rd. near Hog Canyon Rd., according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators say Ortega suffered multiple stab wounds.

Sheriff’s officials previously released a photo of Ortega, asking anyone who saw him between Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 at 6:45 a.m. to contact the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4550.

Primitivo Pacheco Ortega


Ortega is reportedly from the Paso Robles/San Miguel area.

Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.