Police respond to report of body found on Hwy. 101

UPDATE, 10 a.m. Sunday:

The victim of what police believe to be a hit-and-run Saturday night on Highway 101 was a male pedestrian, the CHP said Sunday morning. 

Officers arriving at the scene after a report of a collision at 9:15 p.m. found the body in the right lane of southbound Highway 101 south of Tefft Street in Nipomo. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The right lane was closed until 1:28 a.m. Sunday during the investigation. 

Police say they are still working to identify the body. The Sheriff's Office said an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday.


The CHP and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office officials have responded to a report of a body found on Highway 101 in Nipomo, law enforcement sources said.

The incident is believed to be the result of a hit-and-run, according to the CHP's incident information website.

Initial reports, which came in over a police scanner around 9:20 p.m., were for an animal in the roadway. However, that was soon changed to a report of a human body on southbound Highway 101 near Tefft Street in Nipomo.

Sheriff's Sgt. Sandra Leber confirmed that the CHP discovered the body. At 10:05 p.m., she said deputies were en route to the scene to assist.

A CHP dispatcher said officers were investigating "some situation" but was unable to provide any further details.