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Tuesday 02/06/2018 4:19 PM - Death Investigation Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Death Investigation Update
Date and Time of Incident: 1-31-18, Approximately 6:30 AM
Place of Occurrence: Port San Luis
Victim Information: James Ross Calder, 40, Avila Beach
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 of a man found floating in the water by the breakwater in Port San Luis on 1-31-18. The man is identified as 40-year-old James Ross Calder of Avila Beach. Calder is the man who went missing from his apartment in Avila Beach on 1-21-18. Several searches over several days turned up no evidence of Calder. The body of the man that was floating in the water off Port San Luis was badly decomposed. At that time, investigators were unable to identify the victim through fingerprinting and had to utilize dental records to make a positive identification. Next of kin have been notified.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 02/06/2018 4:24 PM