Press Releases

Saturday 10/21/2017 7:11 PM - Death Investigation Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Death Investigation Update
Date and Time of Incident: 10-21-17, Approximately 1:45 PM
Place of Occurrence: Approximately three miles north of Cayucos
Victim Information: Rene Baltazar Monterrosa, 57, Santa Maria
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the body which washed ashore on a beach three miles north of Cayucos on 10-21-17. The man is identified as 57-year-old Rene Baltazar Monterrosa of Santa Maria. Monterrosa is the kayaker who went missing on October 8 in the waters off Cayucos. A search was conducted at that time, but Monterrosa was not found. On 10-21-17, the Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about a body which had been discovered washed up on the beach near Cayucos. Coroner Investigators identified the body and notified next of kin. No foul play is suspected.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Saturday 10/21/2017 7:12 PM