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Tuesday 05/16/2023 4:39 PM - Homicide Suspect Arrested

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Homicide Suspect Arrested
Date and Time of Incident: 5-15-23
Place of Occurrence: Oklahoma Avenue Safe Parking, San Luis Obispo
Victim Information: Quinn Alister Hall, 31, Templeton
Suspect Information: Brandi Elaine Turner, 50, Transient
Details of News Release: On 10-27-22, Deputies were dispatched to the old County Animal Services building on Oklahoma Avenue in San Luis Obispo for a report of a deceased male behind the building. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Quinn Hall of Templeton. It was later determined that Hall died of a fentanyl overdose. During the investigation, Detectives discovered that shortly before Hall died, he was allegedly sold fentanyl by a woman identified as 50-year-old Brandi Turner, who was a resident of Oklahoma Avenue Safe Parking. Detectives determined the fentanyl that Turner allegedly sold to Hall led to his death. And as a result, on 5-15-23, Turner was arrested for homicide. It's believed this is the first case in the county where a fentanyl death will be prosecuted as a homicide. Turner is currently being held in County Jail on homicide and drug charges. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Detective Division at 805-781-4500.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 05/16/2023 4:39 PM