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Sunday 06/23/2013 4:18 PM - Homicide Update #2

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781 4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Update #2
Date and Time of Incident: 6-21-13, Approximately 10:45 PM
Place of Occurrence: 1300 block of 19th Street, Oceano
Victim Information: Joseph Luis Padilla, 25, Nipomo
Suspect Information: Joseph Munoz, 35, Oceano
Details of News Release: On 6-23-13, investigators with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff s Office apprehended Joseph Munoz, who was identified as a person of interest in the homicide in Oceano. At approximately 9:30 AM, detectives located Munoz in Santa Maria. Munoz, who was wanted for a violation of his parole, was traveling in a car with a female driver identified as 24-year-old Cassandra De Leon of Santa Maria and a female passenger identified as 41-year-old Stacy Araujo of Santa Maria. Investigators tried to stop the car but the driver, De Leon led detectives on a pursuit through Santa Maria. Santa Maria Police officers joined the chase that reached speeds of 70 miles per hour through the city. The pursuit ended in Guadalupe when the vehicle eventually pulled over. Munoz was arrested for his parole violation and investigators are interviewing him regarding any information he may have on the Oceano homicide. De Leon was arrested for a probation violation and a warrant out of Santa Barbara County. Araujo was detained and released. Also, at this time, the Sheriff s Office is releasing the name of the victim in the Oceano homicide. He has been identified as 25-year-old Joseph Luis Padilla of Nipomo. The investigation is ongoing.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Sunday 06/23/2013 4:18 PM