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UPDATE: Identity of Santa Ynez homicide victim released

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Oct 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-10 15:58:31-04

UPDATE (10/10/22): The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the homicide victim as Terry Wilson, 72, of Santa Ynez.

UPDATE (10/09/22 3:30 PM): Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect allegedly involved in a homicide that occurred on Saturday.

Detectives said 26-year-old Rylen Quinn Svane-Morris from Lancaster is believed to be the man who attacked the victim and fled the scene.

Authorities also released information about a minivan that was stolen from the same neighborhood where the murder happened. That vehicle is a blue 2014 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with the following California license plate number: 7GJW053.

Detectives believe Svane-Morris stole the minivan after allegedly committing the crime.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call 911 right away. The suspect is considered dangerous.


Sheriff's detectives are investigating a homicide that killed one man in Santa Ynez Saturday, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced.

Officials responded to a call at approximately 3:56 a.m. at the 1000-block of Jason Way in Santa Ynez for an unknown emergency.

When deputies arrived, they found an adult male victim.

The suspect fled before deputies' arrival but was identified, and deputies began searching the area.

Fire and medics responded to the scene, but the victim was declared dead.

This is an ongoing investigation.