Released: August 14, 2023 - Monday, 02:22 PM

Missing Person Update

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 7-6-2023Place of Occurrence: 7500 block of Rocky Canyon Road, Atascadero Victim Information: Darren Kyle Santangelo, 35, AtascaderoSuspect Information: N/AOn 8-10-2023, the Coroner's Unit of the Sheriff's Office identified the body of an Atascadero man who had been reported missing in July.
35-year-old Darren Santangelo was reported missing by family members on 7-6-2023. Santangelo was last seen by a family member on 6-30-23 at about 9:00 PM leaving his residence in the 7500 block of Rocky Canyon Road in Atascadero. On 7-9-2023, the Atascadero Police Department responded to a call of human remains located near the Chalk Mountain Golf Course. Coroner Detectives positively identified the remains as Santangelo.
At this time, there is no indication the death was suspicious or the result of foul play.
This investigation is continuing. No further information is available at this time.