Press Releases

Tuesday 11/17/2015 1:53 PM - Homicide Investigation Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) (805)781-4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Investigation Update
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: Walter Ernest Vallivero, 54 (DOB: 1/21/61), San Luis Obispo
Suspect Information: Charles Chad Giese, 40, San Luis Obispo
Details of News Release: The Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of the victim involved in a homicide in the 600 block of Rancho Oak Drive in rural San Luis Obispo. The victim is identified as 54-year-old Walter Ernest Vallivero of San Luis Obispo. On 11-16-15, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious death at that location. When Deputies arrived, they discovered the body of Vallivero inside the home. After Detectives interviewed Vallivero's roommate, 40-year-old Charles Chad Giese of San Luis Obispo, he was arrested. 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. Giese was booked into County Jail on one count of murder. The investigation is on-going. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 11/17/2015 1:53 PM