Third body found in SLO County in less than 48 hours

October 10, 2020

Photo by Jason Brock


The body of an alleged homeless man was discovered Saturday morning in the riverbed near the JCPenny store in Paso Robles.

At approximately 4 a.m., a 911 caller reported the body. Paso Robles police and San Luis Obispo County Sheriffs deputies are investigating the death.

This is the third body found in San Luis Obispo County in less than 48 hours.

Shortly before noon on Thursday, officers found a homeless man, who was in his 60s, dead inside a tent at a homeless encampment located along the Bob Jones Trail between Prado Road and Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo.

It appeared the man had been dead for several weeks, police said. An autopsy is planned for next week.

At about 5 a.m. on Friday morning, a body was discovered in a vehicle at the Chevron gas station near Cal Poly. An investigation into the death is ongoing.

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Rest in Peace … This society of winners and losers needs to change.

Winners choose not to be losers. Too many losers choose to be losers.

SLO County is a homeless destination for the entire state now, due to climate, services and liberal policies. With the increased population come these sad events.

Wouldn’t these sad events have occurred regardless of where these homeless people moved to, or are you implying that SLO county is a particularly risky place to be homeless?