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Santa Barbara County Sheriff
Saturday October 20th, 2018 :: 12:29 p.m. PDT


Male Decedent Discovered on Isla Vista Beach

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol is investigating the death of a college-aged, white male, whose body was discovered around 9:30 this morning, October 20, 2018, near the surf line just east of the Camino Del Sur beach access in Isla Vista. The decedent was discovered by a passerby who was walking on the beach. The identity of the decedent is being withheld until a positive identification is made and next of kin is notified.

An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding his death. At this early stage in the investigation, the circumstances are unknown. Preliminary indications are that the death occurred recently and there are no obvious signs of foul play. Anyone with information regarding this incident should please call the Isla Vista Foot Patrol at 805-681-4179 or the non-emergency dispatch line at 805-683-2724.


Santa Barbara County Sheriff
4434 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-681-4192

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