NIPOMO, Calif- The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is being tight lipped about the investigation regarding the body left in a ditch on farm land in Nipomo last week. It says it is still in the process of identifying the person.
All farm workers on the farm where the body was found have been accounted for and investigators are still trying to find out who the man is. "One of the ways we do that is by taking his fingerprints and then trying to see if there is a match by anyone that has been involved or associated with any law enforcement data base, said Tony Cipolla, the SLO County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
They are also checking out a missing persons data base called MUPS. "That is the Missing Unidentified Persons System, that's a national data base and what we try and do is put information into that data base and see if there are any matches," said Cipolla.
The scene from last week is all too familiar to a scene back in February 2010. A body was found within a mile of the body found last week. The victim was 32-year-old Pedro Gonzales. He was shot and killed by 29-year-old Alejandro Carrillo, a known gang member, who reportedly shot and killed Gonzales because his gang told him to.
An autopsy on the recent body found was preformed last week. The results of the toxicology reports could take up to 4-8 weeks.
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