SLO man killed in fight with roommate identified
November 18, 2015
A San Luis Obispo man who died in a confrontation with his roommate on Monday has been identified as Walter Ernest Vallivero, 54. Charles Chad Giese, 40, allegedly killed Vallivero.
Shortly before 8 a.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspicious death at a home in the 600 block of Rancho Oak Driver, which is located in a trailer park south of the airport. When deputies arrived, they found the body of Vallivero, who died from blunt force trauma.
After a brief investigation, deputies determined Giese and Vallivero began arguing on Sunday. The argument escalated, and Giese allegedly murdered his roommate. Investigators have not released further details.
Giese is currently booked in San Luis Obispo County Jail without bail on a murder charge, according to the sheriff’s office website.