Articles Tagged With ‘death investigations’




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SLO sheriff hires full-time coroner to replace embattled examiner

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has replaced its embattled medical examiner with a full-time forensic pathologist who is moving to the Central Coast. Over the last couple years, former SLO County medical examiner Gary Walter came under scrutiny... (Continue reading)

SLO County coroner’s findings questioned again

San Luis Obispo County’s embattled medical examiner has again come under scrutiny for a questionable cause of death ruling, this time pertaining to a young woman he says died of an LSD overdose. Over the last couple years, CalCoastNews reported... (Continue reading)

Man asked to go to hospital before dying in SLO County Jail

A 60-year-old San Luis Obispo man who died in SLO County Jail in April requested to go to the hospital about 45 minutes before he was found dead, according to a newly released coroner’s report. Rather than being taken to... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man kills himself in jail

A 38-year-old Santa Maria man allegedly killed himself Sunday, just 53 days before he was slated to be released from the Santa Barbara County Jail, according to county officials. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., correctional deputies found Hector Higareda unresponsive inside his... (Continue reading)

DNA from 1973 California killings leads to arrests

Authorities have arrested two men for the 1973 slayings of two Northern California girls who were 12 and 13 years old at the time of their deaths. Semen that was found on one of the victims matched the DNA of... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers killer committed suicide

Cody Miller, one of the five people convicted in the brutal killing of runaway Santa Maria teen Dystiny Myers, committed suicide, the Kern County coroner has ruled. Miller, 25, was found dead in his Tehachapi prison cell last month. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Creston baby drowned at the hands of her mother

A newborn baby who died in a bathtub shortly after birth on Saturday drowned at the hands of her mother, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Coroner’s Office. The mother also died on Saturday, and the cause of... (Continue reading)

Solvang woman acquitted of murdering her daughter

Less than a month after declaring a mistrial, a Santa Maria judge reversed his ruling, freeing a 90-year-old Solvang woman who was accused of murdering her terminally ill daughter. In 2013, Solvang resident Heidi Good died at the age of... (Continue reading)

Mistrial declared in murder case of elderly Solvang woman

A Santa Maria judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a 90-year-old Solvang woman who is accused of murdering her terminally ill daughter. The mistrial occurred, in part, because jurors watched media coverage of a separate verdict in... (Continue reading)

Death of Cal Poly student ruled suicide

A Cal Poly student who was struck and killed by a train Saturday evening committed suicide, the San Luis Obispo County coroner’s unit has ruled. In a separate investigation, the coroner’s unit has determined a transient woman who was hit... (Continue reading)



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