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Suspicious Death Investigation

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a suspicious death investigation in the unincorporated area of Lompoc.  At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a body lying near a vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, they located the adult male decedent and determined the circumstances appeared to be suspicious.  The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and detectives responded to the scene.

An investigation is underway to determine the identity of the decedent and the circumstances surrounding his death.  Due to the active investigation, no additional details will be released at this time.  We will provide updated information as soon as we are able.

Anyone with information that would assist investigators is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division by calling 805-681-4150. To leave an Anonymous Tip, please call 805-681-4171 or go to our website at


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