Released: October 21, 2017 - Saturday, 07:11 PM

Death Investigation Update

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 10-21-17, Approximately 1:45 PMPlace of Occurrence: Approximately three miles north of CayucosVictim Information: Rene Baltazar Monterrosa, 57, Santa MariaSuspect Information: N/AThe Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the body which washed ashore on a beach three miles north of Cayucos on 10-21-17.
The man is identified as 57-year-old Rene Baltazar Monterrosa of Santa Maria. Monterrosa is the kayaker who went missing on October 8 in the waters off Cayucos. A search was conducted at that time, but Monterrosa was not found.
On 10-21-17, the Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call about a body which had been discovered washed up on the beach near Cayucos. Coroner Investigators identified the body and notified next of kin. No foul play is suspected.