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Wednesday 07/29/2020 4:11 PM - Suspicious Circumstances Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Suspicious Circumstances Update
Date and Time of Incident: 7-26-20, Approximately 9:15 AM
Place of Occurrence: Santa Rita Road, rural Templeton
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The Sheriff's Office has identified the individual whose foot was found near Santa Rita Road in rural Templeton on 7-26-20. With the help of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and its rapid DNA process, this individual was identified as a surviving victim of a traffic collision on 7-17-20. That collision occurred when the car the male victim was driving crashed into a guardrail and caught fire on southbound Highway 101 just north of the Vineyard Drive off-ramp. Both of the victim's legs were severed in that collision. One foot was recovered at the scene. The other foot could not be located. That collision occurred approximately three miles away from where the individual's foot was located near Santa Rita Road. For information regarding the collision please contact the CHP.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 07/29/2020 4:23 PM