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




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Coroner unable to identify body found in missing SLO woman case

An autopsy conducted Wednesday by the San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office failed to identify the body officers found while searching Perfumo Canyon on Sunday for a woman who has been missing since January. [Cal Coast Times] While searching for... (Continue reading)

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)

SLO medical examiner tied to another questionable autopsy finding

San Luis Obispo County’s medical examiner is under fire for an autopsy he performed on a man who died in Lemoore police custody. The decedent’s family has since filed a wrongful death claim against the city. [Hanford Sentinel] On Dec.... (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)



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