Police find body while searching for missing SLO woman

The search for a missing San Luis Obispo woman on Sunday turned up a dead body that police say appears to be female and is being investigated as a homicide. However, authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the individual.

Kristen Marti, 26, has not been seen or in contact with friends or family since Jan. 9. Marti was last seen in the 1800 block of Perfumo Canyon Road in a parked maroon colored sedan. Read More …

Man stole Chumash security guard’s Taser before being shot and killed

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man shot and killed by a Chumash Casino security guard early Tuesday morning as a Santa Barbara resident who was permanently banned from the casino property. Prior to being shot and killed, the man stole a security guard’s Taser and used it against him, according to the sheriff’s office. Read More …

Santa Maria 13-year-old dies after being shot by brother

A 13-year-old Santa Maria boy who was shot and critically wounded by his brother on Saturday has died of his injuries, the city’s police department announced on Monday.

Shortly after noon on Saturday, Fernando Navarro, 19, shot and wounded Leonardo Novarro in the 600 block of West Polk Street, Read More …

Sheriff identifies father and son as victims of pot grow site shooting

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified a father and son who lived at a previously large marijuana grow site as the victims of a deadly shooting at a California Valley home on Monday.

Shortly before noon, sheriff’s deputies found Edward Chavez Mendoza, 70, and Edmundo Eduardo Mendoza Jr., 37 Read More …

Body found on Pismo Beach identified as missing Grover Beach teen

The Pismo Beach Police Department has identified 18-year-old William Casper Jr. as the man whose body was found lying on the beach on Wednesday.

Casper, of Grover Beach, had been missing since early December. He was last seen in north Grover Beach on Dec. 9 and was reported missing shortly afterwards by his mother. Read More …