Couple with dead body in car arrested for child endangerment

August 17, 2017


Darwin Keith Alaskari and Sherrie Lynn Boggess

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the man and woman who were found with a dead body inside their SUV in Cayucos. However, it remains unclear how the deceased person died and how his body ended up in the vehicle.

Darwin Keith Alaskari, 59, and his wife Sherrie Lynn Boggess, 50, are in San Luis Obispo County Jail on child endangerment and other unrelated charges. The couple, whom sheriff’s officials describe as transients from the Bakersfield area, were traveling in an SUV with their 13-year-old daughter and the decaying body.

Shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, deputies were patrolling Cayucos when they noticed the SUV parked in the wrong direction in the 100 block of F Street. The deputies spoke with the occupants of the vehicle and noticed a strong odor coming from the back of the SUV.

The deputies found the body and a death investigation ensued. The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased person was a longtime acquaintance of the Bakersfield couple, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators say both Alaskari and Boggess have ties to the local area, but it is not yet known why they were in Cayucos. Deputies arrested Alaskari and Boggess for felony child endangerment and misdemeanor warrants. Child Welfare Services took custody of their teen.

Alaskari and Boggess placed their daughter in a dangerous situation, being that she was in close proximity to decomposing human remains, a sheriff’s office press release states. Also, illegal narcotics and paraphernalia were readily accessible to the teen, according to the sheriff’s office.

Coroner’s officials conducted an autopsy on Wednesday. An investigation into the case is ongoing.

Both Alaskari and Boggess remain in custody, as of Thursday morning. Alaskari’s bail is set at $105,000, while Boggess remains in jail with bail set at $150,000.

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Oingo Biongo Dead Man Party! I always loved that song/video! And very appropriate in this situation!

Anyone who has seen National Lampoon’s Vacation knows that dead bodies go on top of the car.

Another example of truth being stranger than fiction. Unbelievable. Too bad that kid had to be born to these losers.

I was told many times by morticians a dead person is corpse or a body if it lives and breathes it is person human.calling it a dead body is misnomer. But with today’s education anything goes like lift it up or lower it down.

Mariposa Good luck finding a sober coroner in this town.

To abigchocoholic Decomposing human remains are VERY dangerous. Nasty big time bacteria. I’ve been told that the smell in unbearable. But why in the hell would someone carry around a dead body for a couple days is beyond me. Druggies do that I guess.