The woman found dead in Orcutt on Sunday, the apparent victim of a homicide, has been identified as Elyse Marie Erwin, 28, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
Deputies responded to the 100 block of Goodwin Road on Sunday morning and found Erwin’s body.
She reportedly had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff’s investigators and forensics-unit members spent several hours processing the crime scene before reopening the street and parking lot, the Sheriff’s Department said.
“Due to the active investigation, still in its early stages, no additional details regarding the crime will be released at this time,” the Sheriff’s Department said.
“She was a beautiful and wonderful loving woman, mother, and friend that touched every single one of our hearts,” the post said, adding that Erwin has a daughter.
The page had raised more than $2,820 toward the $5,000 goal as of Monday night.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detectives at 805.681.4150 or the sheriff’s anonymous tip line at 805.681.4171.