Unresponsive Female Found on State Street

Authored on
March 27, 2022

On March 28, 2022, around 8:20 am, the Santa Barbara Police Combined Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive female found lying on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of State Street. Officers, Paramedics, and Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and located the subject, who was partially covered in a blanket.

After an initial investigation, it appears an employee of a local business called 9-1-1 when they noticed the female was non-responsive. Sadly, it seems the female had been deceased for several hours prior to first responders arriving. The employees of this business knew the decedent as a local transient who frequently camped and slept in front of the business.

At this time there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this investigation. The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Coroner arrived on scene to retrieve the decedent. Currently the Sheriff’s Office and the Police Department are working on confirming the identity of the female and looking to locate next of kin.

There is no further information about this investigation currently.