Tuesday, December 1 , 2015, 12:57 pm | Fair 66º

Man’s Body Found on Santa Barbara’s Westside

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol | updated logo 10:12 a.m. |

Detectives were called in Tuesday night after a man’s body was found on the city’s Westside, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Emergency personnel who responded to a hillside near Micheltorena and San Pascual streets at about 6:45 p.m. found the man near a tree, and determined that he was dead, said Sgt. Jill Beecher.

The victim was a 41-year-old man who had some connection to a Westside address, but may have been homeless, said Sgt. Riley Harwood.

The man’s name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, Harwood said.

“There was nothing real suspicious” about the situation, Beecher said, adding that a detective was called in to rule out foul play.

The remains were turned over to the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office for autopsy, Beecher said.

Noozhawk executive editor Tom Bolton can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

comments powered by Disqus

» on 01.02.13 @ 12:14 PM

Let me guess Mexican gangs involved.??

Time to bag and tag the little roaches.

» on 01.02.13 @ 01:01 PM

What a nasty, vile thing to say.  I guess you’re just a nasty, vile person.

» on 01.03.13 @ 03:20 PM

Poor guy. My condolences to his loved ones. 

[Can that first comment be deleted? It’s dehumanizing and uncalled for.]

» on 01.04.13 @ 01:35 AM

R.I.P. DANNY!!! I met this man, he was a wonderful person who had some struggles like many other people! His younger brother jumped off the 154 bridge when he was only 21. Danny was alone. He was a sweetheart who was fighting his demons. I wish there was more help for him and MANY others who are struggling. And unfortunately all we have here in S.B. is the stalwart house who is run by a very callous man/ real mr. Grinch! But that is where our local courts are sending our loved ones!!! They had nothing for Thanksgiving or Christmas! SAD!!!

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.


Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.