Sheriff Releases Identity of Body Discovered Off Milpas Onramp

A body was found off the Milpas offramp on October 4, 2023 (Photo: John Palminteri)

Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
October 12, 2023

The Coroner’s Bureau is releasing the ID of the decedent found on the on the 101 freeway near Milpas on October 4, 2023.

Decedent is 42-year-old Jill Marie Drennen from Santa Barbara.

Cause and manner of death is pending but does not appear suspicious.

Body Discovered Off Milpas Onramp

By the California Highway Patrol
October 5, 2023

On October 4, 2023, at approximately 6:14 p.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a deceased subject located on the U.S. 101 N/B on-ramp from Milpas Street.

CHP Santa Barbara Area personnel responded to and secured the scene. An unidentified female was located and confirmed to be deceased by Santa Barbara City Fire Department personnel.

Positive identification of the deceased has not yet been determined.

The circumstances surrounding this death are still under investigation.

If anyone believes they may have information relevant to this investigation, please contact C.H.P. Investigator R. Hensic, ID 20528, at the CHP Santa Barbara Area Office at (805) 967-1234. For further information please contact the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office.


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