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Santa Barbara County
7:32 am
Tue October 7, 2014

UPDATE: Body of Carpinteria Man found in local Salt Marsh identififed

UPDATE: October 8, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the Carpinteria resident whose body was found in the Carpinteria Salt Marsh on Saturday morning.

The decedent is 63-year-old Michael George Ornelas. 

"Following a criminal and a coroner’s investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has determined that Ornelas died from an apparent suicide," Spokesperson Kelly Hoover said in a message to the media.

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Central Coast
5:50 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Unidentified body found on San Miguel Island, within National Park

A portion of San Miguel Island - not necessarily the location where the body was discovered.
Credit NPS - Tyler Bight

Officials with Channel Islands National Park are reporting the discovery of an unidentified body found in a cove, just above the most recent high tide line.

Yvonne Menard is with the park service and says it was found on San Miguel Island which was closed to the public this past spring by the Department of Defense for safety reasons.

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Santa Barbara County
3:05 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Body of UCSB student found on beach in Isla Vista

A portion of the beach below Isla Vista—not necessarily the stretch where the 20-year-old woman's body was found.
Credit A cropped version from Flickr member: Ryosuke Yagi

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) student whose body was found Sunday morning on the beach in Isla Vista.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Sierra Markee-Winkler of Eureka, who was attending UCSB and lived in Isla Vista.

Around 7:00 a.m., a bicyclist discovered Markee-Winkler on the shore below the 6800 block of Del Playa Drive and called 9-1-1, the sheriff's department said.

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