Missing Atascadero man found dead at golf course

August 14, 2023

Darren Santangelo


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says remains found Aug. 10 at the Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero are those of missing 35-year-old Darren Kyle Santangelo.

A family member last saw Santangelo on June 30, when at about 9 p.m., he was leaving his home in the 7500 block of Rocky Canyon Road in Atascadero. Santangelo last spoke to another relative at about 7 a.m. the following morning, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.

Then on July 6, a caller reported him missing. His family said it was not normal behavior for Santangelo to go without contacting his parents for this amount of time.

At this time, there is no indication the death was suspicious or the result of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.

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More than technically 3 out of 4 suicides in this country are men… Times are tough too. Yet, sympathy for the plight of man? ZERO. F’in zero!

They haven’t released cause of death.

Coincidently, he was a regular in the red light round up for drug offenses.

Long and slow instead of immediate…self destruction is self destruction.