Woman burns to death near Santa Maria mental health clinic
April 17, 2017
At about 12:48 p.m., Santa Maria police received a call about a person on fire in the 500 block of W. Foster Road. The mental health clinic is located at 500 W. Foster Road.
The woman was already dead when officers arrived, according to a police department press release. Police say there are limited details about the incident, but investigators are treating the case as a suspicious death.
Police describe the victim as a white female adult. The victim’s identity is unknown, according to the news release.
Earlier Sunday, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies found a woman shot and killed in an apartment building parking lot in Orcutt. There is no word of any connection between the two deaths.