Released: August 12, 2015 - Wednesday, 05:54 PM

Death Investigation

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781 4547Date and time of incident: 8-8-15Place of Occurrence: Hiking trail near Gilbert Avenue, CayucosVictim Information: Steven Lynn Weaver, DOB: 4-5-1952, CayucosSuspect Information: N/AThe Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the man found dead on 8-8-15 on a hiking trail near Gilbert Avenue in Cayucos. The man has been identified as 63-year-old Steven Lynn Weaver of Cayucos.
An autopsy was performed today. The cause of death is listed as natural causes. Contrary to published reports, there is no indication of an animal attack prior to his death. Weaver's body did exhibit animal related injuries to three fingers on his right hand, but it has been determined those injuries were post mortem, or after his death. In addition, investigators have found and State Fish and Wildlife officials have confirmed, the injuries were caused by a small carrion feeder, possibly a skunk or raccoon, based on the size of the bite marks on the victim's hand.
Next of kin have been notified.