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Tony Cipolla
(805) 781 4547
For Immediate Release

Type of Incident:
Suspicious Death Update
Date and Time of Incident:
3-6-13, Approximately 9:00 PM
Place of Occurrence:
2800 block of Cloudy Meadow Road, rural Templeton, CA
Victim Information:
Robert Stark Hickey, 48, Templeton
Suspect Information:
Details of News Release:
On 3-6-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a man found dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The man was identified as 48-year-old Robert Stark Hickey of Templeton. An autopsy was recently completed. The investigation has revealed that Hickey died from a single gunshot wound to the body. Hickey was home alone at the time of his death and was later discovered by a family member. Although the accident was not witnessed, forensic evidence at the scene and autopsy results determined the incident was the result of an accidental discharge of a rifle by Hickey as he was placing the weapon into a ranch utility vehicle.
Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 03/15/2013 4:41:20 PM
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