Sheriff’s Office Releases Name of Homicide Victim Found in Old Town Goleta

Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
November 2, 2023

Sheriff’s detectives are sharing additional information from their ongoing homicide investigation that began yesterday.

The victim is being identified as 57-year-old Efrain Alvarado Morales from Goleta. The cause and manner of death is not yet available for release to the public.

Anyone with information to assist investigators is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Criminal
Investigations Division by calling (805)681-4150. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or SBSheriff.org. Sheriff’s detectives will share additional updates as they become available.


Detectives Investigating Homicide in Old Town Goleta, Person of Interest Detained

Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
November 1, 2023

Sheriff’s detectives have detained a person of interest for a homicide that occurred this morning. At approximately 6:42 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Pine Avenue and Carson Street for a report of a subject down in the roadway.

When deputies arrived, they found an adult male subject in the roadway who was deceased. This death is being investigated as a homicide.

At approximately 8:01 a.m., deputies located an adult male with injuries in the area, who they detained as a person of interest. The subject was transported to an area hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Sheriff’s detectives, forensics technicians, and Coroners detectives responded to the scene for investigation. Anyone with information to assist investigators is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division by calling (805)681-4150. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or SBSheriff.org. Sheriff’s detectives will share updates as they become available.


Homicide in Old Town Goleta

By the edhat staff
November 1, 2023

Detectives are investigating a homicide on Carson between Pine and Magnolia [in Goleta]. The original call time was 6:42 a.m.

A person of interest has been detained. Scene on Carson will remain closed for several hours.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (805)681-4150. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or SBSheriff.org.

Sheriff’s detectives will share additional updates as they become available.


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