Press Releases

Saturday 06/22/2013 4:42 PM - Homicide Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781 4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Update
Date and Time of Incident: 6-21-13, Approximately 10:45 PM
Place of Occurrence: 1300 block of 19th Street, Oceano
Victim Information: Adult Male
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff s detectives are continuing their investigation into a fight that resulted in the death of a man in Oceano. As part of this investigation detectives have identified Joseph Munoz as a person who has information regarding the homicide. During the course of the investigation Sheriff s detectives learned that Munoz, who is wanted for a violation of his parole, was present at the scene of the altercation. Detectives need to interview Munoz to determine the exact circumstances that led to the death of the victim. Munoz is a 35 year old Hispanic male from Oceano. Munoz is 5 0 , 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has the word "Southside" tattooed across his throat. Anyone with any information about Munoz or the incident in Oceano is asked to call the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff s Office at (805) 781-4550 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP. Background: On 6-21-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of a fight in progress in the 1300 block of 19th Street in Oceano. When deputies arrived, they located a victim who had sustained life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to Arroyo Grande Hospital where he later died. The victim's ID is pending notification of next of kin. The search continues for the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. The investigation into this death is ongoing.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Saturday 06/22/2013 4:42 PM