Detectives Investigating Homicide on East Mountain Drive
Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
September 30, 2022
Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a woman that resulted from her being struck by a vehicle on East Mountain Drive on Thursday, September 29, 2022. At approximately 5:35 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 800-block of East Mountain Drive for a report of woman heard screaming. When deputies arrived, they found a woman who was seriously injured, lying in the roadway. The vehicle that struck the woman had fled the area prior to deputies’ arrival. The adult female victim was transported to an area hospital where she died of her injuries at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Based on their initial investigation, detectives believe the woman was intentionally struck by the driver of the vehicle and they are investigating this as a homicide. The identity of the victim is pending family notification. The identity of the suspect, who remains outstanding, and the vehicle description is not yet available for release. The suspect and the victim were known to each other, and this is not a random attack.
By an edhat reader
September 29, 2022
Police on East mountain drive Thursday (9/29/22).
Walking up from Ashley Rd Thursday about 9am there was a road closure sign at Ashley and as you got closer to the temporary bridge there was crime scene tape across the road, an umarked police car parked in the middle so you could go no further and then further up the road on mountain drive 4 highway patrol cars with lights flashing - dont know what happened - mountain drive was closed at cold spring rd and east mountain drive alsol