Santa Maria man ID'd as decedent in suspicious death near Lompoc

Santa Maria man ID'd as decedent in suspicious death near Lompoc

051719 suspicious death

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office vehicle is parked near where a body was discovered Friday outside Lompoc. The decedent has been identified as Maurilio Manzano Gonzalez, 34, of Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday released the identity of a man found dead near Lompoc last week.

On Friday, the body of Maurilio Manzano Gonzalez, 34, of Santa Maria, was found near his vehicle in the 5600 block of Santa Rosa Road, east of Lompoc, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. 

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding of his death, which they consider suspicious, Hoover said.

Due to the active investigation, no additional information is being released at this time.

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The following is taken from the Lompoc Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

The following is taken from the Santa Maria Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.

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