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2 bodies discovered near site of San Luis Obispo crash

Police are investigating whether the deaths are connected to the crash
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Posted at 4:17 PM, Nov 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-24 02:51:49-05

UPDATE (4:52 p.m.) - San Luis Obispo police are investigating a potential link between a crash this week and two bodies discovered in a creek.

Police were on scene along the 3400 block of Sacramento Drive in the area of Basil Lane throughout much of the day Wednesday.

SLOPD Captain Brian Amoroso says officers in the area Tuesday night discovered the bodies of two San Luis Obispo residents.

Amoroso says they first received a report of a dead dog in the area and after failed attempts to contact the owners, police say around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, they received a missing person’s report for Matthew Chachere, 39, and Jennifer Besser, 36.

After reviewing photos, police say a dispatcher was able to make the connection between the dog and the residents.

Officers responded to the area of the crash and discovered the bodies under heavy brush, according to a press release.

Amoroso says they are investigating to determine whether a male driver who crashed into a bridge Monday night may have struck Chachere, Besser and their dog, knocking them into the creek into an area that was not visible from the roadway.

Investigators say the driver was not suspected to be under the influence at the time of the crash.

Amoroso says the investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.

Police ask anyone with information related to the crash to contact Detective Jeff Koznek at (805) 594-8005. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.

ORIGINAL STORY: San Luis Obispo Police officers are investigating a crash that happened Monday night.

On Wednesday, police were on scene along Sacramento Drive in the area of Basil Lane.

At this time police are releasing very few details, however, they did confirm they are further investigating a crash that happened in the area Monday night.

Investigators were on scene throughout the day, with the nearby area blocked off. Witnesses say authorities have been on scene since the early morning hours.

KSBY has a crew on scene, working to gather more information.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.