Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office’




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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)

Central Coast festivalgoer died of LSD overdose

A 20-year-old Ventura woman who died after attending a music festival at Lake San Antonio this spring overdosed on Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Baylee Ybarra Gatlin, a Ventura College student, became... (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)

Did SLO County medical examiner skate on hit-and-run?

By KAREN VELIE Local officials decided to look the other way after the San Luis Obispo County contracted medical examiner was involved in a hit-and-run on his way to an autopsy. Even so, officers did arrest Dr. Gary Alan Walter... (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)

Body washes ashore at Pismo Beach

Visitors walking along Pismo Beach Monday found the partially decomposed body of an adult male. Investigators are still determining the man’s identity. The body was discovered around 1 p.m. approximately one mile south of the Pismo Beach Pier, according to... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles John Doe identified

After four years, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Coroner identity a body found in the Salinas riverbed in Paso Robles as 67-year-old Phillip Max Ahoff. Investigators believe Ahoff died of natural causes. On Jan. 12, 2012, Ahoff’s decomposing body... (Continue reading)

Human remains found in rural Arroyo Grande

A man found a skull and bones while walking around his property in rural Arroyo Grande. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says the skull and bones are the remains of a young Native American, but investigators have yet... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police investigating suspected teen suicide

Paso Robles Police responded to a 911 call Wednesday at a home on the 1100 block of Linda Circle and discovered a 12-year-old girl who had apparently committed suicide. Shortly before 8 p.m., along with officers, Paso Robles Department of... (Continue reading)



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