Released: November 16, 2015 - Monday, 04:29 PM

Homicide Investigation

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 11-16-15, Approximately 7:30 AMPlace of Occurrence: 600 Block of Rancho Oak Drive, rural San Luis ObispoVictim Information: Adult male, 54, San Luis ObispoSuspect Information: Charles Chad Giese, 40, San Luis ObispoOn 11-16-15, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious death in the 600 block of Rancho Oak Drive in rural San Luis Obispo. When Deputies arrived, they discovered the body of a 54-year-old deceased man. The victim and another man were roommates at the home. That man has been identified as 40-year-old Charles Chad Giese of San Luis Obispo.
Investigators believe the two men had an argument on 11-15-15. The argument escalated and investigators believe the victim died from blunt force trauma. After interviewing Giese about the incident, Detectives placed him under arrest.
Giese is in the process of being booked into County Jail on one count of murder. A booking photo will be released when that process is complete.