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CHP investigating discovery of body off Highway 101 in Santa Maria

CHP advises drivers to use Highway 58 and 46 as alternate routes.
Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 19:21:41-04

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the discovery of a man's body along Highway 101 in Santa Maria.

The body was reportedly found shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday.

CHP officers say it was located under a tree by a fence near the southbound off-ramp to Donovan Road.

Investigators do not believe the death to be a homicide.

They say the deceased male was staying in the Santa Maria area but did not have a fixed address.

His name has not yet been released.