Man’s body found near Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo

October 17, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

The body of a deceased man was found Monday off Highway 101 and Grand Avenue in San Luis Obispo.

Shortly after 1 p.m., a caller reported a body on the Highway 101 right-of-way near a homeless encampment. SLO police officers then handed the investigation over to the California Highway Patrol.

The death does not appear to be suspicious, according to the CHP.

Authorities have yet to release additional information about the deceased man.

Earlier in the day, shortly after 6 a.m., a caller reported a brush fire burning beside northbound Highway 101 at the Grand Avenue offramp, according to Caltrans. Firefighters arrived at the scene and extinguished the blaze.


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Rambunctious

So another homeless soul dies in the street?… when are we going to change how we deal with these people?…. And I don’t want to hear about the 8th amendment… that’s a cop out… they are dying as do gooders pat themselves on the back for letting them sleep under bushes…


Jorge Estrada

From what I read, this was a none suspicious death, no trauma, no others and NO hospital bills. Yes I do understand the empathy aspect, that is very American. I just know of other places in this world, nearby, where bodies were routinely taken a few miles out of town and tossed out of the pickup for the dogs (that’s right your pooch) to eat. A year later, I was a tourist on a motorcycle adventure oblivious to what just happened.