Released: September 18, 2013 - Wednesday, 02:59 PM

Homicide Update

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781 4547Date and time of incident: 6-21-13, Approximately 10:45 PM Place of Occurrence: 1300 block of 19th Street, Oceano Victim Information: Joseph Luis Padilla, 25, Nipomo Suspect Information: Joseph Adrian Munoz, 36, Oceano On 9-18-13, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Joseph Munoz for the murder of Joseph Padilla. Padilla was stabbed during a fight on 6-21-13 in the 1300 block of 19th Street in Oceano. Munoz was already in custody for a probation violation. Munoz was identified early on as a person of interest in this case and the investigation resulted in his arrest. He was re-booked into County Jail on one count of homicide. The case has now been turned over to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office. The investigation is still on-going. A $1,000 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers for anyone who has information on this case that assists in the conviction of Munoz. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP.