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Police investigating suspicious death of a woman in Grover Beach

Grover Beach police chief talks about suspicious death investigation

Police are investigating a suspicious death in Grover Beach on Thursday, October 24, 2018.
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Police are investigating a suspicious death in Grover Beach on Thursday, October 24, 2018.

Grover Beach police were investigating a suspicious death Thursday afternoon, after police found a woman dead inside her 9th Street home.

Grover Beach Police Department Chief John Peters said officers were conducting a welfare check on a woman around 11:45 a.m. when they found her dead inside her home.

Peters would not release details about what prompted officers to investigate the unnamed woman’s death, but he said that, generally, authorities take into consideration the “condition of the residence, the condition of the interior and exterior of the home and maybe how the person was discovered.”

“But at this time we don’t have any other information to release in regards to that,” he said.

The woman won’t be publicly identified until her family members can be notified, according to a police news release.

While investigating Thursday, police shut down the block of 9th Street in front of the residence, between Longbranch and Rockaway avenues to all but residents on that street. At the scene, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office forensics vehicle could be seen on the street in front of the apartment buildings.

The joint investigation into the woman’s death is being conducted by the Grover Beach Police Department with help from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office, Peters said.

Anyone with information related to the investigation should contact Sgt. Juan Leon by calling 805-473-4511 or emailing jleon@gbpd.org. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.

Kaytlyn Leslie: 805-781-7928, @kaytyleslie
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