Press Releases

Tuesday 04/18/2017 3:48 PM - Inmate Death Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Inmate Death Update
Date and Time of Incident: 4-13-17, Approximately 3:50 AM
Place of Occurrence: County Jail
Victim Information: Kevin Lee McLaughlin, 60, San Luis Obispo
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the inmate who died in County Jail on 4-13-17. The inmate has been identified as 60-year-old Kevin Lee McLaughlin of San Luis Obispo. McLaughlin's mother had requested the Sheriff's Office wait to announce his identity until she could notify other family members and relatives. McLaughlin's body was transported to the Santa Cruz County Coroner's Office for autopsy. The cause of death is pending the outcome of the investigation and toxicology reports.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 04/18/2017 3:48 PM