Press Releases

Thursday 01/31/2019 4:40 PM - Homicide Investigation Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Investigation Update
Date and Time of Incident: 01-24-19, approximately 9:45 AM
Place of Occurrence: 1400 block of Strand Way, Oceano
Victim Information: Lawrence Albert Bross, 90, Oceano
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the public in locating a possible witness in the homicide investigation of 90-year-old Lawrence Bross. On 1-24-19, the body of Bross was discovered inside his home in the 1400 block of Strand Way in Oceano. Detectives are trying to locate a person described as a White, male adult in his 30's to 40's, thin build, approximately 6' 1" tall, with bushy dark brown hair that is somewhat long. He was wearing a jacket, possibly letterman-style that contained the color green on it. He is thought to go by the name of Jimmy. He is associated with an older model (more than 15 years old) 4-door sedan, possibly a Ford. It was dented and gray or dull silver in color. The car was possibly seen on Pier Avenue. The person was seen with Bross on Tuesday, 1-22-19 and Detectives would like to speak with him. If you have any information on this person, you are asked to contact the Sheriff's Detective Division at 805-781-4500. An autopsy has been performed. The cause of death is pending the results of toxicology tests which typically take 6-8 weeks.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 01/31/2019 4:41 PM