Identity Released of Body Found Near Santa Rosa Road

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Identity Released of Body Found Near Santa Rosa Road
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Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
May 22, 2019

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the decedent in a suspicious death investigation. The decedent is 34-year-old Maurilio Manzano Gonzalez of Santa Maria. Gonzalez was found deceased near his vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road near Lompoc on May 17, 2019.

Sheriff’s detectives are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding his death which are considered suspicious. Due to the active investigation no additional information is being released at this time.


Update by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
May 17, 2019

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a suspicious death investigation in the unincorporated area of Lompoc. At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a body lying near a vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, they located the adult male decedent and determined the circumstances appeared to be suspicious. The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and detectives responded to the scene.

An investigation is underway to determine the identity of the decedent and the circumstances surrounding his death. Due to the active investigation, no additional details will be released at this time. We will provide updated information as soon as we are able.

Anyone with information that would assist investigators is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division by calling 805-681-4150. To leav e an Anonymous Tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to our website at https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip/


Suspicious Death Investigation

Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 8:45 am this morning, a passerby called 911 to report a body laying near a vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road.

Sheriff’s deputies are on scene conducting an investigation to determine the identity of the decedent and the circumstances surrounding the incident. Santa Rosa Road is closed in the vicinity surrounding the scene.

Please avoid the area.

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