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Mystery Murder Victim On Central Coast Finally Identified

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:46am

Authorities have finally identified the body of a murder victim who was found in a ditch near some agricultural fields on the Central Coast nearly three months ago.

The body of Silvestre Lopez of Guerrero, Mexico was found September 17.

There was no identification on the body, and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department released a sketch of the man in an effort to identify him.

Investigators still aren’t talking about how Lopez died, other than to confirm it was a homicide.

However, some of the evidence found prompted the Sheriff’s Department to turn the case over to the Santa Maria Police Department, with the belief the crime may have happened in Santa Maria.

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