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Authorities Release Name of Man Whose Body Was Found West of Goleta

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Brenden Milo Lewis

Authorities on Tuesday released the name of the man whose body was found late last week in a secluded area west of Goleta.

The remains of Brenden Milo Lewis, 24, of Santa Barbara were discovered at about 10 a.m. Friday down an embankment off Calle Real, on the north side of Highway 101, according to Kelly Hoover, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.

"An autopsy was conducted today but the results are pending," Hoover said.

Lewis' family and friends told Noozhawk he disappeared in March, and that he had been reported as missing.

Hoover confirmed that Lewis was reported missing — on March 30 — to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

"Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details will be released at this time," Hoover said.

Lewis, who originally was from Kansas, attended Santa Barbara City College and was on the school's football team during the 2014 season.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 805.681.4150. To leave an anonymous tip, call 805.681.4171 or go to the sheriff's website.

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