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Detectives Investigating Homicide – Person of Interest Detained

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives have detained a person of interest for a homicide that occurred this morning. At approximately 6:42 a.m., deputies responded to the area of Pine Avenue and Carson Street for a report of a subject down in the roadway. When deputies arrived, they found an adult male subject in the roadway who was deceased. This death is being investigated as a homicide.

At approximately 8:01 a.m., deputies located an adult male with injuries in the area, who they detained as a person of interest. The subject was transported to an area hospital for treatment for his injuries.

Sheriff’s detectives, forensics technicians, and Coroners detectives responded to the scene for investigation. Anyone with information to assist investigators is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division by calling (805)681-4150. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or Sheriff’s detectives will share updates as they become available.

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