SLO murder suspect in jail on unrelated charges

November 22, 2021

Homeless encampment behind Megan’s Organic Market



A man suspected of murdering a 64-year-old man near Megan’s Organic Market on Higuera Street on Saturday is in jail on an unrelated charge.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a 911 caller reported need for medical aid at a homeless encampment located behind the pot shop near San Luis Obispo Creek. Officers arrived to find the body of a deceased man.

Investigators are not releasing the name of the victim pending notification of his next of kin. Sources in the area said he was stabbed in the chest.

After conducting a short investigation, officers determined a man who is currently in jail for an unrelated crime is their primary suspect. Police are not releasing the suspect’s name at this time.

Officers are asking anyone with information about the investigation to contact Sergeant Aaron Schafer at (805) 594-8056.


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Is Megan’s Organic Market the only business located in that area?


It’s the only one that would attract criminal low-lifes.


Sorry bud (no pun), that’s been a homeless hangout for 20+ years. Nothin to do with Megan’s. It’s just a landmark people know now. Nobody is going to know where they’re talking about if they say behind Lube N Go


I didn’t know where the location in question was until you mentioned Lube’N Go. Then I remembered, there is that pot shop in the old Drum Store building. Is that called an “organic market “ the new euphemism for a pot shop, If so, “Organic Market”…LOL! They sell marijuana products…it’s a pot shop.


Let Me Google That for You… j/k!

Drugs/cash: kind of a no-brainer for the criminal element, easy on/off 101-freeway access on your way to/from lalaland and the bay.