Man found deceased in Paso Robles identified

Daniel Jay Romo


Paso Robles police have identified the man found dead Saturday morning in a riverbed near JCPennys as 26-year-old Daniel Romo. Romo, who has family in the North County, had been camping in the area.

At approximately 4 a.m., a 911 caller reported finding Romo’s body. Paso Robles police and San Luis Obispo County Sheriffs deputies are investigating his death.

A year ago, on Oct, 11 2019, Daniel Romo’s brother Mykel Romo, 28, was killed in a car crash north of Paso Robles.

Three bodies have been found in San Luis Obispo County in three days.

Shortly before noon on Thursday, officers found the body of a homeless man in a tent located along the Bob Jones Trail between Prado Road and Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo.

At about 5 a.m. on Friday morning, a body was discovered in a vehicle at the Chevron gas station near Cal Poly. An investigation into the deaths are ongoing.

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