Possible homicide at base of Cerro San Luis Mountain
October 24, 2011
Police are investigating the discovery of a San Luis Obispo man found dead at the base of Cerro San Luis Mountain near Lincoln Street and Mountain View as a possible homicide.
After receiving a 911 call from a mountain biker on Sunday shortly before 5 p.m., police discovered the body of 63-year-old Charles Lavenson. Police found injuries on Lavenson’s head and face.
Lavenson is known to be an avid walker and is often seen walking around the city and on local trails. He was found wearing khaki pants, a button up short sleeve shirt, and brown dress shoes with white shoe laces.
A plastic hotel/motel room key was found in one of Lavenson’s pockets. Police investigators are asking the public to help them identify the hotel/motel associated with the key.
Police are also asking anyone who may have seen or spoke to Lavenson on Sunday to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department.