Santa Margarita home searched for evidence of a murder

November 3, 2016

For a second time this year, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff detectives searched a home on the 2200 block of I Street in Santa Margarita looking for evidence about a missing man who officers suspect is a victim of a homicide. In May, detectives first searched the property.

Jared Walters

Jared Walters

On Tuesday morning, detectives served a search warrant at the I Street home and set up a remote command center.

Sheriff spokesperson Tony Cipolla said in an email that the search of the grounds and the home is expected to continue through Friday.

On Feb. 26, Jared Jay Walters, 38, was reported missing to Atascadero police. Sheriff’s detectives assisting with the case believe Walters could be a victim of wrongdoing.

On his Facebook page, Walters says he is from Paso Robles. Detectives list him as a transient. Waters has not posted on his Facebook page since Oct. 21.

Walters’ family members and sheriff detectives are asking anyone with information about his disappearance to call the sheriff’s department at (805) 781-4500. Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the whereabouts of Walters.

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Is that a fishhook on his lip?

Just a note, it was Nov 15th of 2015 that something was posted. Your ref of Oct 21 may lead people to believe he hasnt been missing very long, he has. He has family and friends that miss him very much. How do I know, because Im friends with some of those people that do. What ever happened to him they need closure. The person or persons that are hiding that fact need to be put away. I dont know him personally, Ive met him on several occasions and my heart goes out to his family and I pray for you.

I understand that this is an ongoing investigation, but this funny business has been going on for quite some time.

Is the neighborhood safe?

Toss some Luminol on that place and get busy.