Man celebrating birthday in Cayucos found dead on beach

October 17, 2012

A Merced man visiting Cayucos with his wife for his 68th birthday did not survive the celebration. [KCOY]

People walking along the beach Tuesday morning discovered the body of David Woodruff, whom his wife had reported missing an hour earlier.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office told KCOY that Woodruff had headed to the Cayucos Market Monday night but never returned to the Dolphin Inn hotel where the couple had stayed. Tuesday morning a passerby found his body on the sand.

While the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office said it did not suspect foul play, it is conducting an investigation into the death. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.



  1. personalfriend says:

    The above report was incorrect. First 911 call went out 7 HOURS EARLIER. One hour before was when the Sherrif’s department was finally contacted. This false reporting has been very upsetting to family who asked for help far earlier and felt the calls were not taken seriously.

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  2. smartmouth says:

    Nice place to die at any rate. Very sorry for the Mrs. R.I.P.

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