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Monday 11/16/2015 4:29 PM - Homicide Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) (805)781-4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 11-16-15, Approximately 7:30 AM
Place of Occurrence: 600 Block of Rancho Oak Drive, rural San Luis Obispo
Victim Information: Adult male, 54, San Luis Obispo
Suspect Information: Charles Chad Giese, 40, San Luis Obispo
Details of News Release: On 11-16-15, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious death in the 600 block of Rancho Oak Drive in rural San Luis Obispo. When Deputies arrived, they discovered the body of a 54-year-old deceased man. The victim and another man were roommates at the home. That man has been identified as 40-year-old Charles Chad Giese of San Luis Obispo. Investigators believe the two men had an argument on 11-15-15. The argument escalated and investigators believe the victim died from blunt force trauma. After interviewing Giese about the incident, Detectives placed him under arrest. Giese is in the process of being booked into County Jail on one count of murder. A booking photo will be released when that process is complete.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 11/16/2015 4:30 PM