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Tuesday 01/12/2010 4:41 PM - Unattended Death

Contact: Rob Bryn
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Unattended Death
Date and Time of Incident: January 3, 2010
Place of Occurrence: South Bay Blvd. near Turri
Victim Information: Mark Von Humphrey DOB: 1-3-45
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Coroner detectives have identified the body found off South Bay Blvd. near Turri Rd. on January 3rd. The body has been identified as Mark Von Humphrey, a transient that frequented Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The mummified body was found intact in a campsite off the main road by someone looking for their dog. The initial estimate is the person was dead for approximately six months. There were no obvious signs of trauma, however the body will be examined by a forensic anthropologist because of the age of the corpse in order to confirm investigators initial findings. Investigators have yet to locate any next of kin for the man. Anyone with knowledge of next of kin for Mark Von Humphrey, 65 is asked to call 805-781-4500.

Prepared By: rbryn
Released: Tuesday 01/12/2010 4:42 PM