Just after 9:15 am, November 3, 2017, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with the California Highway Patrol and Santa Barbara County Fire personnel responded for a citizen’s report of a vehicle seen over the side of Gibraltar Rd. near East Camino Cielo. Upon arrival, personnel were able to traverse the canyon and located the vehicle. Human remains were also located near the vehicle.
The Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office responded and is in the process of making a positive identification. No additional information will be released at this time regarding this incident due to the active investigation and until next of kin is notified. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team assisted in searching the area for evidence. The California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation involving the vehicle over the side.