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Homicide investigation underway in Goleta

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office
Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 01, 2023

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a homicide in Goleta.

It happened on Carson St. between Magnolia Ave. and Pine Ave. Sheriff's officials say they received the call at 6:42 a.m.

"When they arrived, they found an adult male subject that was deceased," said Raquel Zick, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer.

Shortly after finding the victim, sheriff's officials say deputies located a person of interest and detained the man.

"While deputies were on scene, they did contact a person of interest in the area at about 8:00 this morning," Zick said. "That person did have injuries and were transported to an area hospital where they are receiving treatment."

Zick says investigators are not yet ready to release the identities of the victim or the person of interest, and she could not yet provide details on the cause of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (805) 681-4150. Anonymous tips can be made on the sheriff's website or by calling (805) 681-4171.